Independent Health adding nutrition info in app designed to make it easier to stay healthy

Independent Health recently announced it is deepening its partnership with Brook, the innovative Seattle-based health-technology company that helps individuals take better care of their health.

Based on the expanding needs of its users, Brook is broadening its feature-set to give actionable tools to augment the personalized, on-demand health support provided 24-hours a day, from real health experts.

“We’re excited to announce a new feature in the Brook Health Companion app that makes it easier than ever for users to log their meals, instantly receive detailed nutrition information about their food, and get expert advice in a way that’s never been done before,” said Oren Nissim, Brook CEO.

Unlike other food-logging apps, which can be very tedious to use, requiring users to do a lot of work manually entering food and interpreting the data on their own, Nissim said Brook makes it simple. “Brook’s new Food Journal with Meal Intelligence Technology allows users to add their food in their own words to instantly receive easy-to-understand nutrition information and the expert support to translate that information, providing feedback and steps for improvement. For example, just tell Brook that you had a turkey sandwich and salad for lunch.  Brook’s technology takes it from there.  Brook has made it that simple.”

“Food is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Research shows logging food regularly helps people make better food choices, lose more weight, and help keep it off long term,” said physician Michael W. Cropp, Independent Health’s president and CEO.

In addition, Cropp said the Brook team — which includes registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and nutritionists — are available every day of the year to answer questions and “help implement the small changes that can add up to big results.”

The app will remain to the Western New York community during the COVID-19 emergency.