BCM students develop app to promote healthy eating

25 May 2020

 

Driven by their shared interest in Chinese medicine food therapy and desire to introduce more people to its benefits, BCM Year 4 students Jennifer Lee Hiu-yan (back), Tam Hoi-ying (left), Wong Tsz-sin (front centre) and Chan Hong-kei (right) came together in late 2018 and set themselves to develop a healthy meal planning app named Foodmula. Apart from receiving the Dreamer Lab Award and Mr. Wong Nga Chung Social Innovation Award from the University in 2018/19 and 2019/20, the team has also won financial support from the "4E Whole Person Servant Leadership Programme" funded by Tin Ka Ping Foundation to bring their creative idea to fruition. Foodmula is now available for free download on Android and iOS platforms. It recommends customised food options to users based on their body constitutions with easy-to-follow recipes and details about the medicinal properties of the ingredients.

 

 

 

Screenshots of the mobile application Foodmula

 

 

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