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Food Finder app helps fair goers make healthier choices

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Iowa State Fair visitors looking for healthier alternatives to something deep fried on a stick, or who want to track their calories and activity to balance their day, can turn to a new app available for the iPhone and as a mobile website. The Food Finder app was developed by the Des Moines Register and sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, in support of the Healthiest State Initiative.

“We hope the interest in all the state fair foods available will entice fair goers to learn a bit more about the food they choose and how their choices influence the need for physical activity,” said Ruth Litchfield, ISU Extension state nutrition specialist.

This article appeared in August 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter