The University of Arizona

SISTA Colloquium Details


Monday, January 24, 2011

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.

Gould-Simpson Building, Room 906

Light 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.