Use Nutrition SW In Class or Home

DINE Systems, a leader in diet and nutrition software, offers award-winning diet improvement programs suited for classroom or family use.

DINE Healthy 3, funded, in part, by the National Institutes of Health, utilizes its patented DINE Score, an index of healthy eating, to show how well or poorly one is eating and how they can improve their food choices.

The software (Windows/Mac) is used by major universities, dietitians and health professionals as well as persons with weight management problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers. It includes an expandable 10,000 food database; nutrient, recipe and physical activity analyses; and food label comparisons.

DINE Healthy 3 will also help design a weight control program and track progress on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Another program, Pyramid Challenge 2, offers a pictorial database of commonly eaten foods including takeout, snack, low fat, high fiber and vegetarian items.

Based on the USDAís Food Guide Pyramid, the disc makes a game out of tracking daily food intake and physical activity. Using the foods one eats, the program generates a personal pyramid and compares it with the ideal food pyramid.

Both programs help students avoid ìproblemî foods, and encourages them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. DINE Systems, Inc., Amherst, NY, (800) 688-1848,

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.