While working as a hospital dietitian, Nutrify's co-founder Jacqueline Arnett Elnahar saw discharged patients walk away with uninspiring generic diet paper guidelines. People who needed to change their diet the most were not empowered with the right resources to do so. Further, according to the Centers of Disease Control, 80% of patients do not even look at those paper guidelines. Nutrify changes this!
Nutrify is the first enterprise solution partnering with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to change the way diet patient education is done. And diet patient education is important as one out of two Americans have chronic clinical conditions that are directly affected by diet. Nutrify revolutionizes diet education by providing patients with a mobile and web app that provides custom meal plans, recipes, take out options & grocery suggestions tailored to the unique clinical state of that patient. Nutrify's newest features include a 30 day diet transition program for patients with dietitian chat and 3 day food recording with dietitian review. Nutrify's precise algorithms can factor in all unique clinical conditions such as congestive heart failure, diabetes and Crohn’s, as well as food/drug interactions, allergies, weight management goals and even the patient’s budget for food and cultural preferences.
Let’s take as an example, Mrs. A, a 45 year old female with a past medical history of congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease on Coumadin who only likes to eat Latin American food and is on SNAP benefits. Nutrify will provide Mrs. A with healthy options that don’t conflict with her medications or exacerbate her underlying clinical conditions while being sensitive to her budget and cultural food choices. In comparison to other nutrition apps, Nutrify addresses all the demands a patient would have in eating healthy while embracing medical nutrition therapy standards, helping patients like Mary in the Case Study too! Mary can get real time guidance from a registered dietitian as well as meal ideas sensitive to her budget! Further, Mary can get an idea of what are better options at the grocery store. Rather than waste her energy and data plan navigating for dietary guidance, Mary has Nutrify, her one go-to source to help her eat healthier and prevent progression of her diet related diseases of diabetes, congestive heart failure and renal disease. For Mary's reading level, Nutrify also has audio control for all its features so Mary doesn't have to worry if anything is hard to read.
Nutrify's passionate team includes attorney and registered dietitian- Jacqueline Arnett Elnahar RD, Esq., Peter Thiel 20 Under 20 Scholar- James Schuler, board certified cardiologist- Yaser Elnahar MD, and cookbook author- Holly Clegg.