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Afternoon Plenary [clear filter]
Thursday, November 15
 

3:30pm

Developing SmartAPPetite for Youth: Using Smartphone Technology to Improve Food Literacy, Food Purchasing, and Diet of Teens
SESSION TITLE: Unpacking innovative strategies to shift attitudes, social norms and the food environment

Food literacy is so much more than just food skills and cooking. Learn how different population-based strategies can help shift attitudes and social norms about food and healthy eating.

Diet quality is a modifiable risk factor for several critical health conditions. To promote healthier eating among Canadians, our multidisciplinary collaboration developed a novel smartphone app called SmartAPPetite which provides users with credible information about local foods (e.g., seasonality, nutrition, preparation, vendors) to ‘nudge’ users to make healthier, smarter choices about what they buy and consume.

This presentation will report on:
  1. The background research (e.g., focus groups, pilot studies, food environment audits) informing the development of SmartAPPetite,
  2. findings of a pilot intervention study with adolescents in London, Ontario, and
  3. ongoing research.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Gilliland

Jason Gilliland

Director of the Urban Development Program and Professor in the Departments of Geography, Paediatrics, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario
Jason Gilliland, PhD, is Director of the Urban Development Program and Professor in the Departments of Geography, Paediatrics, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and School Health Studies at Western University. He is also a Scientist with the Children's Health Research Institute and... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:30pm - 3:50pm
COLONY BALLROOM