NUTRIFY: A Meal Planner App for Diabetics

Dr. Shaneth C. Ambat

FEU Institute of Technology, Program Director, P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila


Justine Rose R. Cale

FEU Institute of Technology, Student, P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila


Czarina G. Castillo

BSCSSE Student, FEU Institute of Technology, P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila


Oliber M. De Leon

FEU Institute of Technology, Student, P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila


Royce Christian N. Esguerra

FEU Institute of Technology, Student, P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila


May Florence D. San Pablo

FEU Institute of Technology, Faculty, P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila


Dr. Hadji J. Tejuco

FEU Institute of Technology, Faculty, P. Paredes St., Sampaloc, Manila


Abstract :

The Philippines has a high rate of diabetes cases that is sometimes caused by bad eating habits and poor lifestyle. A good eating practice is to have three meals in a day and two snacks between each meal to properly distribute the needed nutrients. The researchers have developed an application entitled “Nutrify” to help people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in planning their meal. The meal plan contains the calorie and macronutrient distribution. The decision-tree algorithm is responsible for the changes in the meals computed by the application, appropriately distribute the macronutrients, and optimize the plan's validity. The survey conducted shows that for all the participants' responses, the respondents are very satisfied with the application having a score of 4.62. However, results from the paired t-test could not prove the effectiveness of the application in managing the user's weight due to the short period to produce statistically significant results. In conclusion, the researchers have developed an application that will generate a meal plan and create a dietary goal for the user in order to help the user to stay healthy and avoid their existing health conditions becoming worse.


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