MOH Launches 'MyNutriDiari' App To Monitor Daily Food Intake

Last update: 17/02/2015

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 17 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health has released a health application called 'MyNutriDiari' to help users monitor their daily food intake based on recommended daily nutrition values.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said the application could be downloaded from the Google Play Store, and it would help users monitor their weight and find out the types of physical activities they could do.

"This approach is more interactive and informative, now at the fingertips of users. Although we can download various applications relating to healthy food intake, MyNutriDiary is focused more towards Malaysians," he told reporters after launching the application here.

Dr Subramaniam also advised the public to practice healthy eating habits during the Chinese New Year festive period, although they may be challenged by the temptations of various delicacies.

"As we have done in previous years, the ministry would once again like to stress the '88888' message to the people. (Let's) make 'MyNutriDiari' a reference to celebrate in a more healthy and harmonious way," he said.

The '88888' message means that one should stop eating before becoming full that is around 80 per cent full, eat dinner before 8pm, drink 8 glasses of water per day, sleep 8 hours every night, and walk at least 8,000 steps a day.

On another development, Dr Subramaniam said there was still no decision on the suggestion to separate functions of clinics and pharmacies because it had to be discussed with doctors and other stakeholders.

"We are still in dialogues over the matter. It is too premature to come to a conculsion now," he said.

A report in The Star on Sunday said that doctors and pharmacists had held several rounds of discussions on patients having to obtain medicines from pharmacies instead of private clinics.