Description as a Tweet:

Provide easy food options that meet your nutritional goals


Proper nutrition is a key pillar to a healthy life. Often reaching nutritional goals of protein, caloric intake, and other factors can be difficult to track. Especially at dining commons with the variety of foods provided, creating a well balanced plate may be overwhelming for some.

What it does:

With Food for You we are able to help people reach nutritional goals by instantly organizing a set of potential meals.

How we built it:

We found a public data set on nutritional facts for different foods. Then we developed an algorithm to match the user's nutritional goals with the correct food.

Technologies we used:

  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • Python
  • Flask

Challenges we ran into:

Cleaning the dataset
Difference in skill levels
Learning backend development

Accomplishments we're proud of:

The program works
Learned a lot about backend and frontend development
Made a team with people we didn't know
Opportunity to further develop the product

What we've learned:

SQL / creating a database
connecting python to html and sql using flask
cleaning a public dataset/debugging across different languages and technologies

What's next:

Store user data and preferences - persistent data

Built with:

atom ide, github, language described above, caffeine,

Prizes we're going for:

  • Best Web App

Team Members

David Lonergan
Stone Teele
Joseph Daniel Selvaraaj

Table Number

Table 37

View on Github