Please DO NOT DELETE this page.

Blog //
  • Nutrition
  • Wellbeing

Top 5 nutritional apps 2014

09 December, 2014
health and fitness, monitor sleep

These days there seems to be an app for everything that you could need, from ordering a pizza delivery to doing your online banking. One industry that apps have particularly thrived in is the health and fitness industry, with a range of programs designed to monitor your exercise, track your food intake and even monitor how well you sleep at night.

At the beginning of this year we reviewed the top 5 health apps of 2013, and so this year we’ve decided to take a different approach and only choose the top 5 nutritional apps of 2014. As there are hundreds available, there was a long list that had to be narrowed down.

Here’s what we discovered:


Nutritionist+ is an app designed to help people both lose weight and also to gain muscle tone. CBHS member Angus, who has been part of the CBHS family for over 13 years, first recommended this app to us after his success with the program. And since downloading the Nutritionist+ app in January 2013, he has done nothing but rave about his results.

Rather than losing weight, Angus was more interested in gaining lean muscle mass. To do this, he initially went straight for the ‘muscle gain’ setting, but discovered that this did not result in the toned look he was going for. He decided to try the setting ‘lose fat’, and reduced his body fat levels from 22% to 10% in 12 weeks. Angus then switched the settings back to ‘muscle gain’, and hasn’t looked back since.

When we interviewed Angus to find out more about this app, one of the questions that we asked was what his favourite aspect of the app is. His response was simple: “It’s not just a calorie counter”. A lot of science and research has been used as the foundation of the app’s principles and recommendations, and the information provided is comprehensive and tailored to suit your needs.

You can download the Nutritionist+ app on Android here, or on iOS here. You can also find out more information about the app through their Facebook page.

Fooducate app, healthy alternative


The Fooducate app was designed to help people shop and eat healthily in their daily life. It is designed so that when you scan the barcode of a grocery product in the shopping centre, the item’s nutritional information in plain language will be displayed. The app will also give the food a letter grade from A to D, and will make suggestions for a similar yet healthier alternative.

As well as this, you can use the app as a way to monitor your daily food intake, as a calorie counter, and also as an exercise tracker, providing a comprehensive healthy approach to your lifestyle.

You can download the Fooducate app on Android or on iOS.

HealthyOut Healthy Meal Finder

HealthyOut Healthy Meal Finder is an app designed to help you eat healthily even when you’re eating out. It is often when someone is trying to eat healthily that they restrict the amount of socialising and dining out they do in fear they will blow all of their good work on a single meal. This is exacerbated by the variations in ingredients that are used from restaurant to restaurant even for a dish that you would expect to be exactly the same.

This is no longer a worry thanks to HealthyOut. It doesn’t matter what type of restaurant you are at, as the app allows you to search by cuisine, ingredients, and even by dish. There is even nutritional information on each meal provided where available.

The HealthyOut Healthy Meal Finder app can be downloaded on iOS here.


Don’t be fooled by the name. The MyFitnessPal is an app that has many facets, and the nutritional side of it is set under ‘The Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal’. With a 5 star rating on iPhone from 3,391 ratings and a 4.7 star rating on Android from 697,756 ratings, this app is everything you need to stay healthy.

With a continually growing database of over 3 million foods, this app provides its users with information on every aspect of food, from the fat and fibre content to how much cholesterol it contains. Additionally, the app also features a barcode scanner, allowing you to scan in foods while shopping to check the information not provided in the nutritional table.

You can download the MyFitnessPal app on Android here, and on iOS here.

Shopwell, private nutritionist


One of the hardest things about healthy eating is going grocery shopping, because you are then surrounded by all of these yummy treats that aren’t at all good for you. And that’s where the Shopwell app comes in.

For those of us who can’t have a private nutritionist create our food shopping lists, the next best thing is to have Shopwell do it for us. By inputting your gender, age, diet needs, health goals, ingredient and nutrition preferences, this app will score each product that you scan in. You can use the barcode of the product to scan the item in, and the scoring ranges from 0-100 (the higher the number, the better the product is for you).

You can download the Shopwell app on Android here, and on iOS here

1911_CBHS Skyscraper Banner-07

Suggested Articles

  • Older adults using fitness gadgets

    Top Fitness Trends of 2020

    We put our ears to the ground and asked the pros what top health and fitness trends we can expect to see in 2020.
    • Fitness
    21 January 2020
  • A tropical smoothie

    Treat yourself to a tropical smoothie

    Keep up your good intentions as January draws to a close and stay off the high fat, processed snacks. Treat yourself to this delicious tropical smoothie instead.
    • Nutrition
    21 January 2020
  • A person checking weight Loss

    Four simple rules to lose weight

    Dieting but not losing weight? You may have been given bad advice. Try following these four simple food rules to speed up your weight loss efforts.
    • Wellbeing
    16 January 2020
  • Face mask

    Should I be worried about smoke haze?

    Australia’s bush fire crisis has devastated many towns and rural communities. Cities not directly affected have been blanketed in smoke, but how hazardous is it?
    • Wellbeing
    16 January 2020

What Our Members Think

I joined as a CBHS member in 1978. Through many health events and challenges CBHS has always been there for me and my family. Their exceptional service over this time has always been appreciated.

- Jenny J

What Our Members Think

I've not long joined CBHS from another fund, but so far I've been impressed by the super helpful and friendly staff, the higher claim limits and rebates at a very competitive premium, and how easy it is to lodge manual claims through the app. Thanks CBHS - you've won me over! 😃

- Jessica B

What Our Members Think

What I love about CBHS is their customer service - friendly staff and always ready to help and email you the information you ask about. Keep up the great work!!!

- Linda S

What Our Members Think

I love CBHS as its so so easy to lodge a claim and whenever i need a question answered friendly consultant is one phone call away. The phone back option instead of waiting is brilliant!

- Rachel N

What Our Members Think

I have been with CBHS since I began at CBA 15 years ago...Now I have three beautiful children, one who has a disability. Our top extras cover has been really essential for his early intervention. I do love the ease of claiming online.

- Annette E

What Our Members Think

I am relatively new to CBHS and am loving it already. I worked for a CBA subsidiary a long time ago but was still eligible to join. So much better that the for-profit funds - our premium is only a little more and we pay a lower co-contribution and get great benefits. I am loving the massage rebate for my partner and gym rebate for me!

- David G

What Our Members Think

I'm extremely happy with CBHS! I have been a customer for about six years. I think the price is reasonable. And i would refer you to my family and friends any day. Thank you CBHS!!!

- Karen W

What Our Members Think

Love CBHS as I never have to doubt that they've got my back when I need it. Been through other insurers who have limited options or limits, yet cost the same or more.

- Mark F