Integration of behavioural feedback in web‐based systems nutrition learning among university students

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Abstract

This study evaluated whether nutrition knowledge and healthy eating patterns can be achieved through web‐based systems, a secondary analysis of learning activities and assessment records. Students used online dietary recording systems to capture food intake data for 2 weeks. The first cohort used a food photo‐upload method and the second cohort used a food text‐searching (TS) method. We compared nutrient intake profiles, nutrition knowledge, and reflective journals of the 2 groups. Interaction effects were tested by 1‐way multivariate ANOVA on outcomes between groups (p < .05). More reflective and action statements in reflective journals were observed in the TS group. The photo‐upload group exhibited significant improvement in saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol, and fat consumption (p < .001), as compared with TS group. Web‐based dietary systems can be adopted in nutrition education to effectively enhance students' nutrition knowledge and help them to reflect on their dietary patterns. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-457
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume34
Issue number4
Early online dateFeb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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Nutrition
nutrition
Students
Feedback
university
Oils and fats
learning
food
Group
student
Cholesterol
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
nutrition education
Nutrients
secondary analysis
eating behavior
Education
Sodium
recording
interaction

Citation

Chung, L. M. Y., Fong, S. S. M., Ma, A. W. W., & Cheng, S. T. (2018). Integration of behavioural feedback in web‐based systems nutrition learning among university students. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34(4), 450-457. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12249

Keywords

  • Behavioural feedback
  • Healthy eating
  • Nutrition education
  • Reflective learning
  • Web‐based system