Solutions: Trim the Fat

Solutions: Trim the Fat

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  • 41votes

    Project | Helping People Find Places That Accept foodstamps

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    SnapFresh.org is a free sms-based app that helps food stamp recipients find healthy places that accept SNAP (food stamps). Most recipients have money in their accounts, but many are embarrassed to go to farmers markets and nice stores and ask if they accept SNAP. … more

  • 5votes

    Project | Healthy Commute

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    Our idea: Most people use the most efficient pathways from work to home every day. This is a highly established behavior and automatic routine. Healthy Commute endeavors to surface information about healthy options along the way and help people make healthy choices with a minimal additional effort. We show people a beneficial healthy food or … more

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    Project | Nexercise

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    Our idea: Nexercise is a free mobile game that rewards users with virtual medals, coupons, and free merchandise for being active.  The app can be used with ANY physical activity such as walking your dog, cycling and even weightlifting.  In the game you earn game points and medals that qualify you to win real prizes … more

  • 3votes

    Project | Nutrition Missions

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    Our idea: Get on a mission to better health! Nutrition Missions helps broaden palates by introducing a range of delicious, nutrient dense foods. Learn more about healthy eating, and start a conversation on Twitter about the road to good health. Missions – Complete steps of varying difficulty, through fun and healthy Missions. Tips – Get … more

  • 2votes

    Project | Stolen Bike Registry

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    Our idea: The mobile application encourage people to ride bike to work. By registring their bike into the stolen bike registry, it provide place for people to report their bike stolen. Any mobile device that has this app installed can be used to help find the missing bike. The mobile app provide photo and location … more

  • 3votes

    Project | Pickup Sports

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    Pickup Sports is an idea using mobile and web platform to crowd source local pickup games activities. Potential Users: People who wants to find and play pickup games in their neighborhood. Games such as basketball, football, running partner, hiking, etc. The app is build for those who wants to Trim the Fat or wants to … more

  • 2votes

    Idea | Food Stamp Challenge

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    This would be a game application for those interested in taking the Food Stamp challenge from the movie.. The idea is that given current conditions, it can be pretty tough to make ends meet on a food stamp or SNAP budget. This app could help one plan and complete the challenge as well as share … more

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    Project | FoodStamped: A SNAP Survival Guide

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    FOOD STAMPED (based on the documentary FoodStamped) is a comprehensive mobile application designed to assist individuals eligible for or already receiving food stamps eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. The application would include several components that address access and affordability of healthy food, nutrition and cooking education. The application could include some or all of the … more

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    Project | Robotic Diet Coach

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    If you watch the TED Talk by Cynthia Breazeal here, you’ll see a very cool idea at about the 9:15 mark. It’s a robot that helps coach you to lose weight. View the entire video to see the reasons that a robotic coach might be more effective than just a mobile phone application. Dr. Breazeal … more

  • 3votes

    Idea | Food Desert Survival Kit

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    App to use existing data sources to move food stamp usage to groceries with healthier food. Addresses the market failure known as food deserts. … more

  • 7votes

    Idea | Game the Groceries

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    Trim the Fat starts with smarter, more informed grocery shopping. Game the Groceries is a smart phone application that uses the camera to identify products by bar codes as you shop in the grocery, and then: Keeps running total of the current bill, with the ability to remove items (with store involvement) Identifies WIC-approved items … more

  • 3votes

    Idea | Healthy Eating Reminders

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    The Healthy Eating Reminders (HER) application will target low-income and low-literacy audiences that are disproportionately impacted. This mobile application will help users remember to eat the recommended five-to-six, mini-meals daily (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and snack). It will allow the user to enter the times to be reminded to eat, as well as provide … more