SISTA Colloquium Details
Monday, January 24, 2011
12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Gould-Simpson Building, Room 906Light refreshments in 9th floor atrium area - 11:50 a.m.
Melanie Hingle, PhD, MPH, RD
Department Nutritional Sciences
University of Arizona
The Use of Technology to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Behavior Change - The Visual Interactive Barrier Exchange (ViBE) Project
The goal of this 3-year USDA-funded project is to develop and test a web-based software platform will house interactive tools and mobile applications designed to engage and support future health professionals in behavioral-based approaches to obesity prevention. Students enrolled in our course will (1) build foundational knowledge of obesity determinants (2) identify and "map" barriers to healthy eating and physical activity using our software application, and, (3) share these data and collaborate with other students to resolve barriers.