Healthy shopping: A longitudinal study of a mobile app to encourage a balanced diet

Jon Bird, Daniel Harrison, Daniel Fozzati, Paul Marshall

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Abstract

An imbalanced diet is the primary cause of the majority of non-communicable diseases. In particular, obesity rates are increasing in both the developed and developing world and this disease has been described as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Many governments provide dietary guidelines, for example, recommended weekly amounts of different food types, but the increasing incidence of obesity shows that these campaigns have not been successful. We developed a mobile app that shows supermarket shoppers the nutritional balance of their shopping trolley. A twomonth study demonstrated that the app led to significant changes in participants' shopping habits and an improvement the nutritional balance of their diets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Pages1047-1054
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period8/09/1312/09/13

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