06:13pm Thursday 19 October 2017

Wheel of Portion iPhone app helps size up your 5-A-DAY

Now health-conscious technophiles can determine their ideal nutritional intake with an iPhone app from World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

The Wheel of Portion application from WCRF gives users access to healthy information when they are out and about.

Including a Wheel of Fortune-style spinning wheel to give optimum portion sizes for different fruits and vegetables, the app also features preparation guides and nutritional information.

Users can also access 60 tasty and healthy recipes as well as a BMI checker to measure body fat

Kate Mendoza, Head of Education at WCRF, said: “Our Wheel of Portion is a pocket resource for helping you eat your five a day and live a healthy lifestyle.

“We’re really proud of it and hope it encourages people to stick to a healthy lifestyle, even when they are on the go.”

Scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by following a healthy diet, which includes at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. Five portions of fruits of vegetables is the minimum we should eat to keep healthy and the more portions we eat the better.

The app is available from the iTunes store for £1.19, which includes a donation to WCRF.

For more information about WCRF’s new iPhone application, visit www.wcrf-uk.org/wheel.

Notes to editors:

The Wheel of Portion app can be found here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wheel-of-portion/id364983751?mt=8#

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About WCRF

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) raises awareness that cancer is largely preventable and helps people make choices to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

This includes research into how cancer risk is related to diet, physical activity, and weight management, and education programmes that highlight the fact that about a third of cancers could be prevented through changes to lifestyle. For more information on the charity’s work, visit www.wcrf-uk.org

The WCRF report, called Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, was launched in November 2007 and is the most comprehensive report ever published on the link between cancer and lifestyle. For more information, visit www.dietandcancerreport.org


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