Development of an online nutrition education learning module targeting inappropriate modifications to bottles of prepared infant formula
Methods) Phase I results provided guidance for development of prototype messages. These messages were revised based on in-depth interviews with low-income mothers of formula-fed infants, and further refined via nominal group process conducted with both experts and paraprofessionals. Finally, an additional set of in-depth interviews with the target population resulted in development of two over-arching messages, designed to reduce improper modifications to bottles of prepared infant formula. The messages focus on the satiating property of properly-prepared infant formula and on relative infant stomach size.
Results/Discussion) The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Mothers, Infants, and Children (WIC) is implementing online learning as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, traditional classroom education. In collaboration with Extension, using the Moodle platform, the final messages were used to develop two online learning modules: the first delivers the messages via slideshow and narration, while the second overlays several interactive components. These modules will be tested using an RCT design, including three groups (intervention 1; intervention 2; control).
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Describe an evidenced-based process for creating nutrition education messages. Identify tools available to create online, interactive nutrition education modules to be used for health promotion and disease prevention among this target population.
Keyword(s): Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the lead graduate research assistant for the development of these online learning modules. The testing of these modules is my graduate thesis project.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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