In 2014 Dr Petrella and his research team,  along with Dietitians of Canada, developed two new smartphone apps which aim to support Canadians to lead a healthier lifestyle. The apps focus on physical inactivity and unhealthy diet.

HealtheSteps app: Improving physical activity and fitness levels; reducing sedentary time.

HealtheSteps app

The app gives you everything you need to get more active – built in fitness test, personalized exercise prescription, goals, tracking, heart rate monitor and a virtual coach to keep you motivated. Perfect for beginner who want to get more physically active as well as more experienced exercisers looking for an evidence based approach.

eaTracker app: Improving overall nutrition and healthy eating behaviours.

eaTracker app

Developed by Dietitians of Canada, you can use eaTracker to check your food and activity choices, analyze your recipes and plan your meals. Sign up to set goals and track your progress.