Adapting a diet analysis program for an adolescent audience

Marcel Horowitz, Mical Kay Shilts, Marilyn S. Townsend

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Abstract

With the expansion of nutrition education to the World Wide Web, nutrition educators will find ways to adapt existing programs for new audiences and save time and money. The Internet allows for mass distribution, which decreases reproduction costs, easy updating, and individual tailoring. Compared to developing a new application, adapting an existing diet analysis application to fit the needs of the EatFit intervention took a quarter of the cost and a third of the time. The process of adapting the application took 5 people working part time for approximately 1 year and might have taken less time had we fully anticipated some of the issues ahead of time. The 6 steps outlined here should save others valuable time and resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-44
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume37
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

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Horowitz, M., Shilts, M. K., & Townsend, M. S. (2005). Adapting a diet analysis program for an adolescent audience. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37(1), 43-44.

Adapting a diet analysis program for an adolescent audience. / Horowitz, Marcel; Shilts, Mical Kay; Townsend, Marilyn S.

In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 1, 01.2005, p. 43-44.

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Horowitz, M, Shilts, MK & Townsend, MS 2005, 'Adapting a diet analysis program for an adolescent audience', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 43-44.
Horowitz, Marcel ; Shilts, Mical Kay ; Townsend, Marilyn S. / Adapting a diet analysis program for an adolescent audience. In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2005 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 43-44.
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