A free android and iPhone app to help you find breastfeeding help, information, and support.
BURP – Breastfeeding’s Ultimate Refuel Place
Free iPhone and android app developed by WellSouth Primary Health Network and the Southern District Health Board:
Mobile: Access a map full of breastfeeding and child friendly locations in your pocket. Anywhere. Anytime.
Local: Find the closest cafes, parks and public areas and see their facilities throughout Southland and Otago.
Interactive: Read and submit reviews and share your experiences and feedback with other BURP users.
Drink less be your best
DrinkSmart is a fun and social way to help you save money and cut back on calories while keeping your drinking under control. Free on iPhone and android.
Can I have an occasional drink while I'm breastfeeding? Should I 'pump and dump'? How does alcohol affect breastmilk? How long should I wait after having a drink, before breastfeeding?
New Zealand recommendations say that the safest option is to not drink while breastfeeding. If you do want to drink while breastfeeding it is recommended that you avoid doing so until your baby is one month old. After this time, mothers may wish to enjoy a drink with a meal, when out with friends, or on a special occasion. Feed Safe includes a handy standard drinks guide, to help you understand how much alcohol is in a range of common drinks. Feed Safe also contains local contact details for breastfeeding information and support services.
FREE app for iOS and android devices which contains information on breastfeeding and alcohol, to help you make an informed choice.
FREE android and iPhone app!
Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, fat and sugar. FoodSwitch is a revolutionary new smartphone app that helps you make healthier food choices.
FoodSwitch can help you find out what’s in the food you’re eating, so you can make simple switches to healthier options. With FoodSwitch you can scan the barcode of packaged foods using your smartphone camera and receive immediate, easy to understand nutritional advice and a list of similar foods that are healthier choices.
How it works
In three easy steps, you can reduce excessively high levels of fat, salt and sugar in your family’s diet and even share shopping lists with friends via social media.
Hello Sunday Morning or Day Break
Tired of waking up with a hangover?
Don't let the day get away. The Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) or Day Break app helps you set simple, achievable weekly challenges to help reset your drinking habits.
Choose challenges to complete and then spend just two minutes each Sunday morning checking-in with your progress. Ever sung karaoke completely sober? Need some tips on how to unwind after work without alcohol? Have a boozy wedding coming up?
The HSM app is ideal for social drinkers who are looking for quick and easy ways to cut back on their drinking and challenge their relationship with alcohol – one Sunday at a time.
Supported by the Australian Government (Department of Health), VicHealth, Vodafone Foundation and nib foundation.
Download Hello Sunday morning for iOS devices here.
Download Day Break for android devices here
Please note that this app is free for a two week trial and then $59.99 AUS annual fee. Check out Drink Smart for a free app: http://www.booksonprescription.co.nz/product/drink-smart/
My QuitBuddy is an app personalised to help you quit smoking, on your terms.
Using My QuitBuddy you can choose when to quit. You can choose if you're ready to quit right now, or intend to quit smoking soon.
The app is Australian made so for New Zealand phone based support call Quitline on 0800 778 778 or visit www.quit.org.nz
Ol@-Or@ is a mobile app and website co-designed by Toi Tangata, the Fono Health & Social Services, South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services and staff at three New Zealand universities.
It aims to help individuals, whānau and communities to become healthier and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Rise and recharge
To help you become chair-aware, the free Rise & Recharge app — developed by Baker IDI with the support of the Vodafone Foundation — will help you spend less time stuck in the saddle and boost your energy.
Long periods of sitting (sedentary behaviour) increases our risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.
Tapuaki – Pregnancy
Type 2 Diabetes Xplained
Medical jargon can be confusing, but we take away that confusion through storytelling. Type 2 Diabetes Xplained takes us on Hare and Lisa’s journeys with Type 2 Diabetes in an engaging, informative and entertaining story.
You can also order USBs with the information on them: http://type2diabetesexplained.co.nz/
This app has been reviewed by a local health professional (below) and by Health Navigator (click here to read their review).