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Food app shows ‘you are what you tweet’

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A new app that links with Twitter could give people a better sense of what they eat and why.

Study participants chose from a list of 24 provided hashtags to categorize the types of food they were eating and their reason for eating it. They frequently chose #grains, #dairy, and #protein, and #social, #taste, and #convenience. “This helps us understand what is driving eating behavior, and that’s important from a healthy eating program standpoint,” says Melanie Hingle, assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona.

Full story and images of app at Futurity.

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