CALORIE MAMA: An Instant Food Recognition App.

Calorie Mama is a smart camera app that uses deep learning to track nutrition from food images using 3 simple steps:

INSTANT FOOD RECOGNITION

  • Simply snap a food photo and get the nutritional information of your meal.

Calorie Mama App is powered by SNAP API (Smart Nutrition Analysis Platform). SNAP API is based on the latest innovations in deep learning and image classification technology to quickly and accurately identify food items.

IDENTIFY THOUSANDS OF FOOD CATEGORIES

  • SNAP API accuracy constantly improves as new food images are added to the database.

Our SNAP API has been trained on cuisine from all over the world and is the most culturally diverse food identification system on the market.

COMPREHENSIVE NUTRITION DATABASE

  • SNAP API is connected to our vast food database. Every food item recognized by SNAP is paired with detailed nutrition information.

Developers using SNAP API can build detailed nutritional user profiles and recommend customized diets.

To Download the App: visit Caloriemama.com

PRIMARY ELECTION IS APRIL 23, 2018 MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT! The last day to register to vote for the Primary Election is April 23, 2018. It is imperative that you are registered to vote and the County Clerk's office has processed your registration by this date so you can cast your vote on May 22nd. Go to GoVoteKy.com to register online. Also, if you believe you are already registered, go to https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/vic/ to confirm your registration and precinct place of where to vote. Judicial elections are non-partisan, so you do not have to be registered with any particular political party to cast your vote for judges.#HickersonForJudge #VoteMay22 #Election #FlipTheBallot #GOTV #Vote

2017 HEALTH EQUITY REPORT

 

It is our pleasure to share with you the release of the 2017 Louisville bHealth Equity Report.  Especially glad that the challenges our communities face are made clear with some straightforward facts - and that the city is now being pushed to work on root causes. Access to resources and healthy foods are among the problems at the root of our health disparities. 

In Louisville, health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy and reach their full human potential. A person’s identities, whatever they may be, should not predict how long or how well one will live. 

Click here to view the HEALTH EQUITY REPORT

 

Know The Risk Of Smoking

Taking charge of your health should be the most important action you will take. What will be your reason WHY to quit?

What is secondhand smoke?

Secondhand smoke (also called environmental tobacco smoke, involuntary smoke, and passive smoke) is the combination of “sidestream” smoke (the smoke given off by a burning tobacco product) and “mainstream” smoke (the smoke exhaled by a smoker) (14).

People can be exposed to secondhand smoke in homes, cars, the workplace, and public places, such as bars, restaurants, and recreational settings. In the United States, the source of most secondhand smoke is from cigarettes, followed by pipes, cigars, and other tobacco products (4).

The amount of smoke created by a tobacco product depends on the amount of tobacco available for burning. The amount of secondhand smoke emitted by smoking one large cigar is similar to that emitted by smoking an entire pack of cigarettes.

To learn more visit the National Cancer Institution

 

What is thirdhand smoke, and why is it a concern?

Answers from J. Taylor Hays, M.D.

Thirdhand smoke is residual nicotine and other chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. People are exposed to these chemicals by touching contaminated surfaces or breathing in the off-gassing from these surfaces. This residue is thought to react with common indoor pollutants to create a toxic mix including cancer-causing compounds, posing a potential health hazard to nonsmokers —, especially children.

To read more Click here

Visioning Smoketown Green Spaces with Youth

Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend the Capstone Studio presentation.  Rather you attended or was unable to attend, we are sharing the link to the Story Map.  Please feel free to share with your networks.  We will follow-up again soon with a link to the final report.

We are especially grateful to Chris Rasheed and his students for bringing the greenspace network concepts, and this project, to life. We would also like to extend a big thank you to everyone who offered their suggestions, ideas, and support for our work over the course of the semester. 

As was mentioned during the presentation, our story map, "Visioning a Greenspace Network with Smoketown Youth", will live on (forever!) as an online resource for Smoketown residents and community organizations.  

In addition to the story map, our final report document will also be available on the MUP website. Again, this report includes a wealth of information and goes even deeper into the context of each site, our youth engagement process and takeaways, and it extensively details all of our recommendations - both place-making and place-keeping - for Smoketown’s greenspace network. Additionally, our report includes a fully replicable set of lesson plans for engaging with young people about issues of urban planning, community vision, and citizen action. We invite anyone and everyone to follow these guidelines as a way to bring youth to the table, and for starting conversations with them about their neighborhood and their role in it.

We sincerely hope the story map and our report will be useful to the Neighborhood Association as Smoketown makes progress towards finalizing the neighborhood plan, and we look forward to keeping up with all the empowering energy and folks making positive changes throughout the neighborhood! 

 

YOU CAN FIGHT HEPATITIS A

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There is a hepatitis A outbreak in Louisville.  The outbreak was declared in November of 2017.  To date there have been 252 cases and 1 death associated with this outbreak.  The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness continues to work to control an outbreak of acute hepatitis A that has centered in the city’s homeless and among those who use illicit drugs.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by a virus. It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water.  The best way to prevent hepatitis A infection is to get vaccinated.

The PreventT2 Program Reduces Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

If you have pre-diabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The Prevent T2 lifestyle change program can help! Prevent T2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have pre-diabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

Pre-diabetes Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes One out of three American adults has pre-diabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having pre-diabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with pre-diabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs. The lifestyle changes you make in the Prevent T2 program will help
you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 1 out of 3 American adults has pre-diabetes

YOU MAY HAVE PREDIABETES AND BE AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES IF YOU:
• Are 45 years of age or older
• Are overweight
• Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
• Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
• Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed        more than 9 pounds.