Still delivering meal plans in paper sheets?

For a long time, nutrition professionals have been using paper sheets, Excel and Word to create, calculate and deliver meal plans to their patients.

But did you know that millions of patients search on a daily basis for nutrition apps?

If you are a nutrition professional and are still delivering your meal plan in paper or PDF, this article will show you what you are missing out: more than 336 appointments yearly for not offering a mobile app on your appointments.

Paper, e-mail or mobile app for patients?

The number of mobile apps related to nutrition and foods is increasing as you are reading this, as people are getting more interested in what they eat and how they eat. Those behaviours, without the supervision of a qualified professional, may also lead to undesirable outcomes.

One of the most significant problems in nutrition appointments is the lack of an appropriate platform which allows nutrition professionals give the proper follow-up to their patients. Thus, a mobile app where the patient can check their personalised recommendations, anywhere at any time would solve all of these problems.

Let's check what the benefits of bringing a new option to patients during nutrition consults - a mobile app - when comparing to other options are.

App E-mail Paper
Acessible anywhere
Reminders at meal times
Water intake reminders
Meals photos and feedback
Ask questions in real time
Progress tracking

By using paper sheets or e-mail, you can only send patients their nutritional recommendations following the appointment, with a mobile app you can adapt those recommendations, at any moment, accordingly to how the patient is feeling and progressing.

That is only possible because of the close follow-up that a mobile app provides. A secure platform that allows you to chat and understand how patients are feeling, keeping all things professional separate from personal.

And for the nutrition professional directly, any advantages?

How can a nutrition professional benefit with this?

More satisfied patients, with better results and better follow-up, means more recurring patients, more recommendations to their friends and colleagues and thus a higher number of new patients coming in.

As if this was not enough, you can also check all the advantages of using a software linked to your patients' mobile app:

Software E-mail Paper
All the info in one place
Chat with patients
Patient follow-up
Confirm/cancel appointments
Appointments flexibility

It is well known that one of the biggest problems of nutrition professionals nowadays is having to use 50+ different tools to make sure they are on track with all their patients' progress. Mixing personal chats with questions by clients on WhatsApp, register the nutritional assessment in one place, food diaries in another and meal plans calculations in another.

With a nutrition software, you will be able to have all your patients' information in one single place, register food diaries, calculate and create meal plans. Best of all? You can also provide patients with an app where they can access all your recommendations a chat with you in one single place.

The benefits of investing in software not only to optimise your work but also to offer a closer follow up to clients are far greater than keep the old and time-consuming methods.

As a bonus, you will be able to stand out from your other colleagues.

Make the difference

Each professional must make their best effort to offer the best service they can and causing a first good impression. The goal is to always reach for more patients and a better relationship with your current ones, making sure are present and always available to help.

A nutrition software allied with a mobile app will allow that to happen without compromising your time and the quality of your service.

More than simplifying your daily work you will be offering a better service to your patients. Making them come back, looking for the tools you provide and also recommend you to their friends.

Don't believe us? In 2017 our nutrition professionals increased their number of appointments by 77%! Resulting in 28 additional nutrition consults per month. And yes, you can also reach these goals.

We hope this article has been useful.

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