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Inside the news: A collection of healthcare providers track eating habits with a bracelet

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, January 27, 2009

Style and health are colliding in Nebraska, thanks to some new bracelets created by a collection of dietitians and doctors.

The bracelets, called A-Wrist-A-Trac, were developed by staff members from the University of Nebraska (Omaha) Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center—an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® redesignation recipient in 2008. The bracelets are color-coded and based on the United States Department of Agriculture food pyramid.

The A-Wrist-A-Trac helps you track daily eating habits. Once you meet your food intake on a particular day (e.g., vegetables, fruits), you move the corresponding color-coded bracelet to the opposite wrist. There is a friendly instructional manual that accompanies the A-Wrist-A-Trac to help answer any questions.

Source: University of Nebraska Medical Center Today press release and A-Wrist-A-Trac

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