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In recent decades, as the rates of heart disease, obesity and depression have rose, preventative medicine solutions such as medicine and fitness apps have gained mainstream attention. While most people think of improving physical health as going to the gym, nutrition can be far more effective at improving physical and mental health.
However, nutrition is much more than simply counting calories or avoiding fatty foods. In fact, studies show that both of these activities can potentially create eating disorders.
The most common criticisms of dieting are they don’t work and are difficult to follow, which is how the idea of intuitive eating was born. It’s exactly what it sounds like - eating based on simple principals to prevent unhealthy cravings.
<aside> 💡 WePlate elevates intuitive eating by combining its easiness with the precision of data and algorithms.
Nutrition counselling has been proven to not only enhance physical health, but also mental wellbeing. In fact, nutrition counselling may actually be more effective at improving mental health than traditional therapy. However, since nutrition counselling is not accessible to everyone, WePlate scales the impact of dietitians through AI-generated meal plans. Just like how a clinical dietitian would guide clients along their healthy eating journey, WePlate applies users’ feedback to constantly adjust and improve their meal plan.
We aim to empower college students eat and live healthier on campus.
The high-pressure environments of US colleges force students to concentrate their energy on studying and advancing their careers. When most students step into the dining hall, they grab what looks comforting to eat - not what looks the most nutritious.
We aim to transform college dining in the US into a learning experience that students will use for the rest of their adult lives.
In France, lunch in elementary schools is a class. For an hour every week, kids are taught how to eat like civilized citizens and what food is good for them. It’s the reason why - despite most French cuisine being high in saturated fat, alcohol, and meat - France’s obesity rate is almost half of the United States’.