Ate Food Journal: Easy + Visual

Ate Food Journal: Easy + Visual app

  • Ate is an app for people who want to begin a self-directed journey to understand their eating or activity behaviours and make changes to improve this.

  • It can be used alone or alongside other people known to the user.

  • The app also has export functionality which could be useful for those wanting to share their journey with their healthcare provider.

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Ate Food Journal: Easy + Visual app By Ate


  • Goal setting – framed as experiments to determine what works for the individual.
  • Diary.
  • Tracking.
  • Reminders.
  • Graphs and reporting.
  • App community – connect with people you know.
  • Data exports.
Country of origin US
Clinical review 

5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? Yes
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? No

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Cost Basic is free for 7-days and there is a paid upgrade version.
Paid upgrade monthly or yearly.
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How to get the app

Ate is an engaging food and activity journal that offers users a unique way to document their eating habits and daily experiences. Through the use of photography or written entries, Ate allows individuals to capture what they eat, drink and do throughout their day.

The journal entry is connected to a self-awareness assessment, which prompts users to evaluate whether their behaviours align with the pathway or journey they are currently pursuing. It encourages users to reflect on their choices and actions, and assess whether they are consistent with their goals.

Additionally, Ate provides a diverse range of experiments that users can explore to reinforce and enhance their desired behaviour changes. These experiments are designed to support users in effectively incorporating their desired habits into their daily lives. The experiments encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from simple activities such as turning off the TV or trying something new, to more introspective practices like reflecting on emotions or even experimenting with food styling.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link), or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below. 


Before and after meal reminders.

Ability to connect with people you know using the app.

Wide range of goals (experiments) to choose from.
Data and insights on personal journey.

✘ Commitment upon app sign up to take a photo of everything you eat and try experiments which can feel overbearing.

Clinical review

5 star review

: Frances Arenhold, Registered Dietitian
Date of review: July 2023
Platform: Android
Version: 1.6.5 (1030)
Comments: Ate is an easy to navigate, unique and engaging visual food record app which supports building self-awareness of eating behaviours and habits. It provides simple visual summaries of progress and provides ideas on experiments to try. I would recommend this app for a few weeks to someone wanting to build in more self-awareness into their eating behaviours.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Yes
Concerns: None.

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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