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Preliminary Investigation of a Mobile Nutrition Literacy Website for Parents and Young Children.


ABSTRACT: Parental nutrition literacy (PNL) correlates positively with child diet quality, but interventions for improving PNL are lacking. "Nutricity" is a novel bilingual (English/Spanish) mobile tool designed by the research team to engage parents and young children to interact with nutrition information to make nutrition decisions. The purpose of this study was to inform a future intervention through (1) assessing parental likability of Nutricity, and (2) collecting perceptions of pediatric clinic personnel on the feasibility of introducing Nutricity in pediatric clinics. PNL scores and feedback about Nutricity were collected using mixed methods from 15 English-speaking and 15 Spanish-speaking parents of 1-5 year-old children. Three parents from each language group provided additional feedback via semi-structured interviews. Interviews with 11 pediatric clinic personnel were also conducted to anticipate barriers and formulate strategies for implementing Nutricity as a clinic-based intervention. Nutricity was liked by both language groups and across all PNL levels, with a mean rating of 4.6 on a 5-point scale. Clinic personnel interviews affirmed need for and feasibility of offering Nutricity in clinics.

SUBMITTER: Gibbs HD 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6305458 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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