Importance Of Nutritional Education

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Nutrition Education Nutritional education is define as a formal process to instruct or train a patient/client in a skill or to impart knowledge to help patient/clients in a voluntary way manage or modify food choices and eating behavior to maintain or to improve health (1).Nutrition education can be delivered using a variety of channels depending on the characteristics needs and preference of the audience (2). Every channel has its own description and use. The following are the most common channels use in nutrition interventions. Face-to-face communication: Can take place in two kinds of circumstances: interpersonal face-to-face (a nutritionist speaking to a patient) and face-to-face in a group (health educator giving an oral presentation…show more content…
In a qualitative study among 50 participants in Ireland of 18 year and older, found that for most subjects the inclusion of fruits and vegetables was considered a healthy shopping (8). Some participant’s perceived barriers for shopping healthy foods was (1) a lack of self efficacy in choosing, preparing and cooking healthy foods, that included: limited time when shopping and cooking healthy foods, limited money, lack of cooking skills, inability to identify healthy foods in the store and (2) conflicting needs to satisfy self and others (8). A correctional study with a sample of 1,003 subject perform in Australia found that people with no post-school qualifications were two times more likely (OR 2.20, 95% CI 1.3-3.1) as those with bachelor degree or higher to be classified as low compliers with Australian Dietary Guidelines recommendations (9) . They also found that Blue collar employees (machine operators, drivers, labourers, etc.) (OR 2.52, 95% CI 1.6-3.9) and residents of low income household (OR 3.15 95% CI 2.0 -5.1) were more likely to have a food purchasing profile that differed from the recommendations…show more content…
Most of the studies found are focusing in the feasibility and usage of weight management apps. However, one pilot study assessing the feasibility of promoting healthy food planning and shopping found that 61% (n=11) of the sample use most of the apps at least weekly and 74 % (n=14) reported that they would use the preferred apps again (10). In addition, most subjects reported that they generally felt confident using the apps (10). In another study of 128 overweight subject in a randomized control trial that investigated the adherence of a Smartphone weight loss app found that at 6 months there were a statistical significance in usage between the Smartphone group vs. the paper dairy group (p<0.001) (11). Moreover, a review article investigating the feasibility and validity of mobile phone apps to asses dietary intake found that My Meal Mate food dairy Smartphone application showed superior adherence, convenience, usage, satisfaction and convenience when compared with a conventional pen and paper food dairy over 6 month period

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