Groundbreaking NeocateŽ Footsteps App to Support Parents Caring for Children with Food Allergies Wins Two American Business Awards
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new Neocate Footsteps app was recently named a two time StevieŽ Award winner, earning Gold in the 'Education & Reference' category and Bronze for 'Integrated Mobile Experience' at the 14th Annual American Business Awards.
This innovative, consumer-facing medical app was recently released by Nutricia North America to support parents caring for children with food allergies, such as cow milk allergy. Once diagnosed, families must navigate many challenges and needs for which there are few resources. Through this easy-to-use interactive tool, parents can track their child's daily food intake and symptoms, spark data-driven conversations with healthcare professionals, and access reliable information including, allergy cards, recipes, tips & resources, data charts, pharmacy finder and reimbursement options. It is the only app that specifically tracks usage of hypoallergenic formulas and other food intake, allergic symptoms, mood, sleep times and more.
The Neocate Footsteps app is the latest addition to the company's Neocate Footsteps program, a comprehensive program to support patients with practical information and inspiration at every step of their severe food allergy journey. The program is all-encompassing and offers help with insurance reimbursement, allergy-friendly recipes, informational videos and mixing instructions, access to nutrition specialists, community support via social channels, food allergy education, and more.
"We have heard for many years from parents and caregivers who use Neocate how challenging life can be once their child has been diagnosed with a food allergy. It's really gratifying to be able to create and offer such a high-quality, user-friendly app. We hope the Neocate Footsteps app can help to provide support and inspiration at each milestone of their child's food allergy journey," said Robert Schnurr, the regional Vice President Americas & CEO Nutricia North America at Danone Medical Nutrition.
The free, award-winning Neocate Footsteps app is currently available for iOS and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neocate-footsteps/id1098276656. For more information about the app, visit: http://www.neocate.com/footsteps/.
About Nutricia North America
Nutricia North America, based in Rockville, MD, is part of the medical nutrition division of Danone, which is based in Paris, France, and pursues the mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible. A leader in clinical nutrition, Nutricia North America provides medical foods for the management of allergic, gastrointestinal, metabolic, neurological and genetic disorders. The range of quality products includes Neocate, a family of hypoallergenic, amino acid-based products effective in the nutritional management of cow and soy milk allergy, multiple food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux, short bowel syndrome, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, and related GI/allergic conditions. Nutricia North America supports the WHO's public health recommendation in favor of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, and continued breastfeeding up to 2 years along with the gradual introduction of safe and suitable solid foods.. Learn more about Nutricia North America at www.nutricia-na.com and Neocate at www.neocate.com.
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