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Family and Consumer Sciences extension recently launched FitBlue, a multifunctional mobile app aimed at improving Kentuckians’ health and well-being.

The app features include a fitness tracker, nutrition tractor, farmers market locator, food bank locator, information on mindfulness, and exercise plans and videos for all ability levels. The UK Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition had an early hand in the app’s development as part of a grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

“We really wanted to take a holistic approach to health,” said Natalie Jones, extension specialist for family health. “This app helps us give our clients readily accessible information wherever they are in their lives.”

FitBlue is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

—Katie Pratt