Online Program

Using Technology to Enhance Nutrition Education and Communications

Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Nutrition educators across the globe are harnessing technology to motivate the public to consume healthier foods and beverages. This session will explore the use of technology in nutrition education in a variety of settings and platforms. The panel will discuss the use of online commitment contracts which combine economic incentives with behavior change goals; research related to an online weight and nutrition management program for women ages 18 – 24; research on the efficacy of a text message-based health promotion program for low-income parents; and an online nutrition education program for WIC participants.
Session Objectives: Define a commitment contract and describe how a web-based tool that includes an economic incentive tool can facilitate weight loss.List the factors related to healthy weight management behaviors in an online nutrition education program. Evaluate the potential of text messages for promoting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. Compare the impact of online to in-person nutrition education for WIC participants.
Cheryl Lewis, MPA, RD, LDN and Marsha Spence, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN

Using text-messages for real-time evaluation in health programming: Increasing response rates through reminder texts   
Stephanie Grutzmacher, PhD, Lindsey Zemeir, Laryessa Worthington, Erin Braunscheidel, MHS, RD, LDN, Ashley Munger, MS, Nicole Finkbeiner, PhD and Lisa Lachenmayr, Director, MD Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program
WIC in the 21st Century: Online and In-Person Education Improve Breakfast Behaviors, Beliefs and Knowledge   
Lauren Au, PhD, RD, Shannon E. Whaley, PhD, Nila Rosen, MPH, Martha Meza and Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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