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Within their POC portal, clients can log photos of their meals, and note indicators such as meal healthiness, hungriness, mood, and more. Providers have the ability to comment on and react to 

Food Journal Feature: Client Settings #

Here you can see an example of “Food Journal” settings within the POC, with the available settings options that can be enabled/disabled.  These settings can be adjusted on an individual, group, or global level. Read more about adjusting settings for client journaling under the article titled “Client Settings.”

When checked, the eating disorder setting will turn off a client’s ability to log metrics, activity, nutrient data, notes, or meal healthiness. You can read more about setting up the POC to work with eating disorder clients in the knowledge base. 

Available Food Journal Settings   #

Food Photos & Description #

Clients can take photos of their food from the app or upload images from their computer to the web portal to log photos of their meals. They can then add a “comment,” which most clients use to describe their meal. However, clients have the option to leave the photo blank, and only provide a comment, in instances where they perhaps forgot to capture a photo of their meal. 

Add Food #

With the POC’s integration with the USDA Food database, clients can add nutrient information regarding their meals. They can also mark an entry as a meal or a snack. Read more on nutrient tracking within the POC.

Meal Healthiness  #

Clients can log their perceived healthiness of their meal, using simple emojis for a quick-logging experience. 

  • Healthy
  • Not healthy  
  • Fair 

Meal Hungriness #

To capture general hunger levels from clients, this setting will prompt clients to provide their hunger level as:

  • Not hungry 
  • Somewhat hungry 
  • Very hungry

Pre-Meal Hunger and Post-Meal Fullness #

To capture detailed hunger levels, clients can designate pre- and post- meal hungriness on a scale of 1 – 10, which is shown as a numerical indicator to you as a provider (e.g., 3 > 7)

  • 1 = Ravenous
  • 2 = Over-hungry 
  • 3 = Strong signals to eat, hungry 
  • 4 = Slight hungry 
  • 5 = Neutral, not hungry or full 
  • 6 = Slightly satisfied
  • 7 = Fully satisfied
  • 8 = A little overfull 
  • 9 = Stuffed
  • 10 = Sick, painful 

Emotions Surrounding Meal #

In another quick-emoji style, clients can be prompted to select a mood associated with their meal.

  • Happy 
  • Stressed 
  • Tired 
  • Confident 
  • Anxious

Thoughts After Eating #

This provides a free-text box that your client can provide more detailed reflections or insights surrounding their meal. This is generally viewed as separate from the “Comment” box, which is usually designated as a place to provide a description of their meal.

Save as Meal #

Your clients have the option to save their meals, so that, in they case they eat the same meal multiple times, they can easily re-log meals in the future. They can give their meal a name as well. 

Additional resources #

Practitioner Support: Submit your questions through the form on the Support page HERE

POC Weekly Training: Join one of our weekly trainings to ask questions and work through settings. Link to upcoming events is also listed on the practitioner support page HERE

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