Living with diabetes, hypertension or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) doesn't have to mean missing out on the foods you and your family enjoy. Finding foods that taste great and are appropriate for any number of health conditions, especially for those on dialysis, can be a real challenge. And if you are at risk for CKD, you will want to be especially careful in selecting foods that support your dietary well-being and a healthy lifestyle.
Staying up to date on the latest kidney health news, local health events, and educational programs from the NKF can help you manage your health and be certain that your family members get the best treatment and information they need too.
With the My Food Coach app you create your own personalized health profile that helps you:
-Find great food that meets your unique, personal dietary needs
- Explore a host of recipes that are hypertension, diabetes, kidney and even osteoporosis friendly!
- Trying to lose a few pounds or keep them off? Our app will help you with that too!
- See how nearby restaurant dishes match your unique dietary guidelines and goals
- Shop for packaged foods that are right for you
- Build your library of personal food favorites
A special feature lets you connect to your Registered Dietitian and get the personalized support and recommendations you need to stay on course with your nutrition challenges.
Your NKF App is loaded with educational tips, breaking health news, local health-related programs and allows you to keep up to date on community health screenings and events.
Your account will let you enjoy the full benefits of NKF's online Kidney Kitchen as well, where you can search for, create and share recipes that meet the needs of your whole family. You'll be able to find them back in this app, add items to your shopping list at the grocery store, and save them to your Favorites list. That means you can easily discover healthy eating options on the go, in the grocery store, and in your home.
Fixed screen issues users on iPhone 4 experienced on sign up page.
Ratings and Reviews
Glitchy and Not Very Useful
I got this app because I need to track my mom’s potassium intake. I was hoping to look up foods to see how much they contained, but this app barely functions at all. When I tried to look up something as simple as “Mini Wheats” or even just “cereal,” it says item not found. At one point during my search, the app crashed completely.
I tried out the restaurant function and the first three locations have been out of business for quite a while. Probably not the apps fault, but a little annoying. I really don’t see any reason to keep this app on my phone. Deleting it.
Missing crucial electrolyte values
The whole reason I downloaded this app was to try and track potassium and phosphorous. However, most foods listed on the app are completely missing these values. It’s a disgrace considering this app was made by the national kidney foundation. It’s a shame that dialysis patients like me have seemingly nowhere to turn to for support or help managing our care, even from the foundation that’s supposed to be dedicated to it. 0/5.
Unable to monitor Phosphorus
Why bother using this if it can’t track phosphorus? Not worth your time. Although I read the other 1 stars and it seems to be user error. My app ran into none of those issues.
- National Kidney Foundation
- 23.6 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © National Kidney Foundation, 2016
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.