For the last 5 weeks, I’ve been at the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) in Alexandria, VA. During this rotation I worked directly with the Nutrition Marketing and Communication Division. Despite being a very small staff, this division has produced some truly remarkable and innovative nutrition resources, such as MyPlate and SuperTracker.
Coinciding with the end of my CNPP rotation is the 1-year anniversary of SuperTracker’s debut. By merging state-of-the-art technology with USDA nutrition guidance, SuperTracker provides the public with a credible resource for tracking their food intake and physical activity.
During its first year, SuperTracker has reached several milestones, quickly becoming CNPP’s shining star. Accomplishments achieved by SuperTracker during its first year include:
- Reaching 1 million users in 9 months, with the number of new registered users growing each day
- Awarded the 2012 Government Computer News (GCN) Award for Outstanding IT Achievement in Government
After working directly with the creators of SuperTracker, I can say that this tool comes from a group of forward-thinking and passionate individuals. As registered dietitians and IT professionals, they are a unique faction within the nutrition world that I hope to emulate as an RD. I feel that in order to improve our nation’s health innovative professionals and resources, like SuperTracker, are essential.
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