Eating healthy as a student can sometimes seem like an impossible task. With the high-costs for education and the undeniable need for at least one coffee a day; students everywhere are essentially being set up for failure when it comes to creating better eating habits. Not only are students confronted with living on their own for the first time, but many are forced to choose only from cafeteria options without access to a kitchen, and the rest are overwhelmed by the freedom to eat whatever they want (gushers are always on sale).
However, with healthy food trends on the rise (vegan, gluten free, etc) many solutions are being created to help students live a healthier life style. This includes recommending meals for students based on their food preferences. One of the most popular advances in encouraging healthy eating is mobile ordering solutions and nutritional apps for universities and colleges. Popular apps like myfitnesspal and fooducate are currently being used by students to promote healthy living on campus. These nutrition app capabilities include features that allow you to scan item bar codes to gain access to the calories you’re eating, set daily calorie allowance, and track your exercise.
But, the most exciting change lies in the mobile ordering market. Auxiliary service’s mobile food ordering apps have now decided to join the party. With the growing popularity of mobile ordering, students are now able to order food straight from their phone. However, these mobile ordering solutions are now taking it up a notch by providing nutritional information associated with mobile order choices. A great example of this adaption comes from one of the most popular college and university mobile ordering apps, Hangry.
Hangry allows you to order food directly from your phone, and then they notify you when your food is ready to pick up. The best part about this app? They give you free line by-pass. In addition, they provide you with points every time you skip the line. By working so closely with students and auxiliary services on campus, Hangry started to see a demand for nutritional and caloric info amongst ordering on campus. ‘We want to give students the ultimate ordering experience’ said Sarah Russo, the Marketing and Social Media Manager of Hangry. ‘We are seeing an increased interest in healthy eating trends among students, and we wanted to be a part of that’. When ordering through Hangry, you are now not only able to customize your order, but the app also provides you with caloric info so you know exactly what you’re eating. With this new feature, not only is the ordering process simple, but so is the ability to make better eating habits.
Convenience is Everything
For millenials, convenience is the most important thing. If their whole day could exist and function through a smart phone—it would. So, at the end of the day, if they have to go out of their way to calculate how many calories are in their sandwich by themselves, they aren’t going to waste their time. Healthy eating habits start with the small few who are motivated to make positive changes. However, healthy eating officially becomes a trend when it is made easy for everyone. That is why companies like Hangry are putting the trend right at your finger tips.
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