Monash University FODMAP diet

Monash University FODMAP diet

By Monash University

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2012-12-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.10
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 46.25 MB
  • Developer: Monash University
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 277 Ratings


Researchers at Monash University have developed a diet and corresponding app to assist in management of the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The Monash University Low FODMAP diet works by restricting foods high in some carbohydrates called FODMAPs. The app includes the following: - Background information about FODMAPs - A food guide detailing the FODMAP content for hundreds of foods - A full recipe book including 79 original and nutritious recipes with professional photography - A shopping list for organising low FODMAP purchases - A one week food & symptom journal to monitor a strict FODMAP diet, with the function to view detailed graphs of symptoms and the end of the week



  • Must work on search function

    By hotsauce70
    Useful if you (ever) figure out the “proper” order of words to find what you’re looking for on the search function. Completely unintuitive - my guess is a non/english speaker created it.
  • Stop with the stoplights

    By Piefayth
    The stoplight system is asinine. Tell me the amount of each FODMAP detected in the food so I can make actual informed decisions about the food I'm eating. If you are going to charge big-boy money for an app, at least ACTUALLY PUBLISH THE DATA WE ARE PAYING FOR. Ridiculous.
  • helpful but NOT worth the $$$

    By JoeyPLB
    Like the concept and it has potential. It does offer good information but nothing you can’t quickly find on the internet. My main complaint is that the app should have a bar code scanning feature like My Fitness Pal so you can scan items in the grocery store and then the app gives you a red, yellow or green light indicating if the food is bad, should be avoided in large quantities or is good. Until they have this. DON’T PAY FOR IT.
  • Not worth the price

    By Ava's mimi
    I agree with the other US users. The information is limited for those of us who shop in the US. Save your money. There are other apps out there that are free. And just as good in my opinion. But watch out for all the conflicting information.
  • Not user-friendly!

    By TeeKayZeeee
    I was expecting more when I paid eight dollars plus for this app. It’s hard to find every day items (USA). I can’t figure out how I can put in what I actually eat instead of their recipes. My text is overlapping which makes it extremely hard to read and navigate! Way better free apps out there. Don’t waste your money.
  • A must

    By Jadga99
    This app is a must if you are starting a low FODMAP diet. Just make sure to click on the food you are interested in to see serving sizes - some red foods are ok at small serving sizes and some green not okay at large ones, and some of those serving sizes might surprise you (i.e. Brussels sprouts - safe at one serving which is two sprouts, thus a green light; unsafe at four). Not everything is listed but a lot is and purchasing the app helps fund further testing. Great resource tool!
  • Very Helpful; One Bug

    By mjblue7
    This app saved my life trying to figure out this new FODMAP diet. I was so confused at first but this app was instrumental in helping me complete a whole week worth of following this very confusing diet and helping me find new recipes that actually were all pretty tasty. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend this app without hesitation is what other users have said - when you complete the 7-day diary and click the button to export the report to show your doctor or practitioner, it always crashes. Please fix this bug!!
  • Inconsistent and Incomplete

    By Siskel14
    This app doesn’t seem to have basic things that I thought I was supposed to avoid, such as chicory root/inulin which is in so many things. But it has chicory leaves (as green light) which I don’t think I’ve ever eaten. There are many things on here that I thought I COULD eat, such as corn and sweet potatoes, but now I learn I shouldn’t. OK, since Monash is the authority I will take their word for it. But... another example, the bread section is super confusing. I thought I couldn’t eat most bread but sourdough but when you search sourdough, it lists it both as red light and green light, along with white, wheat, and whole meal as both red/green as well. I don’t see what the difference is between the entries that make some red and some green. Therefore, I don’t know how I am supposed to follow this diet if I can’t even figure out what is OK to eat.
  • A handy pocket guide

    By Fynnol
    Having a quick search at my fingertips is handy when putting together a shopping list or choosing food at a restaurant. The problem is portions are preselected and can’t be changed. This leaves no way to find out if a larger serving starts moving into yellow or red. An ability to select the desired serving and then learning the FODMAP content would be an extremely useful addition to this app.
  • Great app, food diary and symptom tracker SO confusing!!

    By Sharonchase
    I really wish the food tracker was simpler. I have gone in over and over to try to figure it out and I just get lost. It would be a seriously useful tool. It feels when you’re in there that the developers thought it was such an important tool that they over thought it and made it waaaaay too complicated. I can’t figure out how to just simply put in my eggs, oats, and berries?! Help! It appears that it wants me to put in these elaborate recipes and they won’t go away.