Nutrition advice should be free.
Why Women? Women are often bombarded by media to look a certain way and to follow the latest fad diet (e.g low-carb, keto), This often leads to an unhealthy relationship with food; we learn to see it as an enemy that keeps us from achieving our goals. We hope to empower women to cultivate a healthy relationship with food and see it as fuel and nutrition to keep our bodies strong. Women often have different nutritional depending on the stage of life they are in. For example, during pregnancy women should increase their consumption of folic acid, calcium, and other vitamins and post-menopausal women should increase their calcium intake.
Why Low-Income? There are numerous apps that offer personalized diet plans… for a cost. These tailored health plans can be inaccessible to low-income communities. Our vision is to create a free resource that creates the opportunity to make healthy eating accessible to all communities.
The foods we eat are a key component to our overall health and energy levels. Unfortunately, cost and education make healthy eating more difficult for low-income people. If we can create opportunities for healthy eating and resources for food education, we can increase the health of our low-income communities.
What it does
A web app that provides information on food-related matters such as healthy eating, body positivity, and differences in nutritional needs for various stages of life. It also allows users to input a specific budget amount for a day and generates a list of 3 recipes that are within the budget.
What It Doesn’t Do: Count Calories, Calculate BMI, Push For a Certain Body Type
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
- Creating a Clear Vision
- Reaching out for Help
- Creating small, manageable goals that weren't overwhelming for beginners
Accomplishments that we're proud of
- Creating a web page with a sample menu
- Adding information
What we learned
- The most time-consuming part is getting together an idea
- Don't be afraid to ask for help!
- HTML skills
What's next for Yummy With No Money
Integrate APIs to access a larger amount of recipes, Add options to cater to those with dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, diabetic, renal-friendly), Access recipes from different cultures to cater to more diverse populations, Create larger sections of information on different food-related matters, Translate the information and recipes to different languages,