Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight!

Technology to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Posted by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN on December 2, 2008

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior published a study last month (Nov. 2008) to determine the effectiveness of text messaging versus traditional paper diaries in children 5-13 years-old. The study found greater compliance (28% attrition) with follow-up when children used text messaging versus paper diaries (61% attrition).

I am all for using the cell phones and other “gadgets” young children run around with these days as a tool to reduce the growing childhood obesity epidemic!

All the best,
Lisa Nelson, RD


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