Froogie, a nutrition app developed by WeUsThem, has recently received a Gold Davey Award. This is an internationally recognized accomplishment for WeUsThem, owned and operated by Dalhousie alumni Ashwin Kutty (BScCS’00) and Faten Alshazly (BScCS’99).

February 5, 2018 — Halifax, Nova Scotia — WeUsThem is internationally recognized with a Gold Davey award, yet again for their creative work. The Davey was awarded for WeUsThem’s work on Froogie, a nutrition tracking app.

Less than 1 in 10 Canadian youth are eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. With funding from Heart & Stroke and Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and leading edge research led by Dr. Sara Kirk of the Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute, WeUsThem designed a fun, creative solution that ensures families maintain a healthy diet.

“I am thrilled that the Froogie app has won this award. Healthy eating and active living are two of the most important things we can do to improve our general health and wellbeing. Eating more fruits and veggies is an easy change we can make for a big impact and the Froogie characters are a wonderful way to engage children and families in healthy eating.”, says Dr. Kirk. “I love the creativity that the design team at WeUsThem brought to the app and I am so proud of the app and what it has achieved in such a short time since launch”

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