New technologies for promoting a healthy diet and active living

Sergio Guillén, Alberto Sanna, Joy Ngo, Teresa Meneu, Eva Del Hoyo, Michel Demeester

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Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer innovative formats for promoting healthy lifestyles and reinforcing public health initiatives. They can be applied to large population segments without losing the functionality of being tailored to individual fluctuating needs. Advantages of ICT include real-time provision and adaptation of nutrition and health recommendations based on an individual's particular situation, the potential to combine assessment procedures with healthy lifestyle support and the ability to unify psychosocial and cultural dimensions to enhance adherence. Two pilot programs are presented that show the potential for applying ICT to the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNutrition Reviews
Volume67
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Information and communication technology
  • Nutrition
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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