Andromeda Educational Software
has updated FoodScan, a nutrition and dietary analysis solution, to version 2.2.
FoodScan is used in schools, universities and, increasingly, by medical practitioners in Victoria, according to Dr. Harry Wright of AES. The software is written in FileMaker Pro, so it is compatible with Mac and PCs (including the latest operating systems on the platforms).
“The FoodScan update is made possible by data on two very topical aspects of nutrition becoming available to us, and which are now incorporated in the program,” Wright told MacCentral. “One is the Glycemic Index of foods, which is important in weight control diets and diabetic patients’ diets. The other is Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids. These are the ‘good’ or ‘essential’ fatty acids that are vital to good health, and specifically important for infant brain development, and help to protect against heart disease and stroke in the general community.”
FoodScan 2.2 will be released later this month. The cost is US$690 with a special education site license price of $594.