This is a game changer in dietary intake assessment and tracking.
ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) March 20, 2018
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) has announced the addition of dietary assessment technology innovator Diet Quality Photo Navigation (DQPN ™) to its Corporate Roundtable, a group of individuals and organizations whose collective vision is sustainable human health, a sustainable healthcare system and a sustainable world. Its product, Diet ID™ is the first image-based dietary assessment, goal setting and coaching tool on the market.
Diet ID, available this fall, improves the experience for anyone needing to complete a dietary assessment as part of a health or medical program. Developed by well-known Lifestyle Medicine expert David Katz, MD, MPH, with input from some of the world’s preeminent nutrition experts, Diet ID assesses a person’s current dietary pattern and delivers an objective measure of diet quality, a calorie count and a detailed nutrient composition. The person can then identify and choose a goal diet pattern identified as their Diet IDeal. Within the next year, the program will also create a customized roadmap with incremental steps outlined to reach that ideal diet.
The tool is designed to integrate with existing programs to create a more efficient, economical, accurate and user-friendly dietary on-boarding process in a wide variety of settings. Diet ID is intended for all situations where accurate dietary intake and nutrient analysis pertain — from disease management to weight management, health promotion, performance optimization and customized nutrient supplementation. It will assist in such activities as health coaching, research and epidemiology, meal planning, corporate wellness and more.
The ease and convenience of the system make it ideal for new technology integration as well, from smartphone apps to wearable health tech.
“Photo-based nutritional assessment is the kind of breakthrough technology that changes the world,” said ACLM President George Guthrie, MD, MPH, FACLM. “It will significantly impact nutritional research as well as serve as a personal educational tool for individuals seeking a healthier diet and lifestyle. This is a game changer in dietary intake assessment and tracking. We are pleased to welcome DQPN into our Corporate Roundtable.”
"Diet ID is a powerful innovation for assessing and improving diet, but as we strive to deliver lifestyle as medicine at scale, we need whole solutions that encompass many parts, and produce a greater, more impactful sum,” said Dr. Katz, DQPN Founder and CEO. “ACLM's Corporate Roundtable is just that kind of convener--helping us configure ourselves into something bigger, and more impactful, than any of us can be on our own."
The Corporate Roundtable of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine convenes healthcare and lifestyle thought leaders, with a keen focus on the power of Lifestyle Medicine to transform health and healthcare. Roundtable members explore effective Lifestyle Medicine clinical applications, strategies for accelerating reimbursement and adoption and analysis of potential business-related opportunities. The Roundtable launched in 2015 and has grown to include over 25 active member organizations.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: ACLM is the professional medical association for those dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use and other non-drug modalities to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent.
More than a professional association, ACLM is a galvanizing force for change. ACLM addresses the need for quality education and certification, supporting its members in their individual practices and in their collective desire to domestically and globally promote Lifestyle Medicine as the first treatment option, as opposed to a first option of treating symptoms and consequences with expensive, ever increasing quantities of pills and procedures. ACLM members are united in their desire to identify and eradicate the cause of disease. Join today at http://www.LifestyleMedicine.org. Visit http://LMConference.org for details about the CME-accredited Lifestyle Medicine 2018 conference, with the theme of "Real Health Care Reform," set for October 21-24 in Indianapolis, IN.
ABOUT DQPN: Founded by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, DQPN provides disruptive technology solutions for dietary intake assessment, diet goal setting, and nutritional coaching. Diet ID is the first product to reinvent dietary assessment fundamentally so that it is all but effortless; takes mere seconds; does not depend on food diaries or logs. DQPN’s vision is to change the culture around disease prevention, disease reversal, weight management, and health optimization by building tools needed by clinical professionals and health-minded individuals alike. The science behind Diet ID powers a diverse group of organizations in disease management, wearable technology, corporate wellness, retail and environmental service. To learn more about the team, science, and partnerships, visit http://www.dqpn.io.