RDNs and NDTRs must stay digitally fluent to keep pace with the evolving landscape of nutrition education materials available through different technologies and delivery platforms. Creating tools that consider diverse audiences and ensure equitable access aligns with the Academy's Technology Future of Practice vision.
This session features expertise from Urban Emu, an experience agency that uses technology, creativity and change activation to improve the customer experience on a variety of web-based platforms, including DietaryGuidelines.gov and MyPlate.gov. Urban Emu highlights best practices to consider when designing user-centric nutrition education tools.
The United States Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (USDA CNPP) has expertise and experience building interactive and user-centric nutrition education tools. CNPP builds on Urban Emu's best practices by sharing insights on how various technology platforms and devices were evaluated, leveraging data analytics, to determine how best to facilitate healthy behaviors, improve food access and support food preparation for individuals and families, including those who have limited resources.
RDNs and NDTRs will be able to implement these strategies to create innovative nutrition education resources that best meet client and patient needs.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 4.2.5 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
- 12.3.1 Designs programs, interventions, or initiatives based on assessment and surveillance data and evidence-based literature.
- 9.3.3 Develops educational materials considering the client's literacy, cognitive and physical functional levels to achieve objectives.
- Identify two ways in which technology delivery methods can enhance access to nutrition materials, improving equitable access to a diverse body of users.
- Describe three factors to consider when designing technology-based nutrition education.
- List metrics available to analyze user behavior to make refinements or updates to technology-based nutrition education.
- Ken Buraker
- Corey Holland