Four mobile phone applications have been chosen as winners of the Surgeon General's Healthy Apps Challenge.
Lose It! in the category of fitness/physical activity
GoodGuide and Fooducate in the category of nutrition / healthy eating
Healthy Habits in the category of integrative health
In addition, highlighting the high standard of entries received, two other apps were recommended for fitness / physical activity: Fit Friendzy and MapMyFitrness, and two apps for children (and adults who are young at heart): Max's Plate and Short Sequence: Kids' Yoga Journey.
"Ive been delighted with the response to the challenge. The winning apps will help many Americans to have fun while getting fit and healthy," said Dr Benjamin. "I'm excited to learn to use these apps and to discover how they will help me meet my health goals."
For more information go to www.surgeongeneral.gov