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Development of an Online Smartphone-Based eLearning Nutrition Education Program for Low-Income Individuals
- Stotz, Sarah, Lee, Jung Sun
- Journal of nutrition education and behavior 2018 v.50 no.1 pp. 90-95.e1
- communications technology, education programs, funding, learning, low-income population, models, nutrition education
- The objective of this report was to describe the development process of an innovative smartphone-based electronic learning (eLearning) nutrition education program targeted to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education–eligible individuals, entitled Food eTalk. Lessons learned from the Food eTalk development process suggest that it is critical to include all key team members from the program's inception using effective inter-team communication systems, understand the unique resources needed, budget ample time for development, and employ an iterative development and evaluation model. These lessons have implications for researchers and funding agencies in developing an innovative evidence-based eLearning nutrition education program to an increasingly technology-savvy, low-income audience.