Digital Tech for Nutrition Education Roundup 2019

Recorded 4/10/2019

About the Webinar

Digital technologies such as mobile and Internet of Things platforms, social media, podcasts, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence have become part of everyday life in the 21st century. Opportunities abound for nutrition educators to leverage cutting-edge technologies to meet our audiences where they are - expanding our reach, enhance our programs, and improve how we gather and disseminate nutrition information.

During this webinar, we will review emerging technologies, including machine learning, cloud computing, augmented and virtual reality, geographic information systems (GIS), and voice tech. We will present a number of examples of how these emerging technologies are being used in nutrition education as well as novel applications of more established technologies, including mHealth apps and podcasting. There will be a Q&A for participants.

This webinar is sponsored by the Digital Technology Division.

About the Presenters

Marissa Burgermaster, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Marissa Burgermaster is an assistant professor of nutrition and population health at University of Texas at Austin. Her research leverages technology to improve nutrition and community health. 

Natalie K. Cooke, PhD, RDN, NC State University
Dr. Natalie Cooke is a teaching assistant professor and coordinator of the undergraduate program in nutrition at NC State University. She creates, implements, and evaluates innovative techniques and tools to improves students' self-efficacy in nutrition education. 

Jared T. McGuirt, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Jared McGuirt is an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research uses digital technology to improve health. 

Elliot G. Mitchell, MA, Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics
Elliot Mitchell is a PhD student in biomedical informatics at Columbia University. His research combines health data, machine learning, and interactive technologies like conversational agents to support everyday decision making.

Siew sun Wong, PhD, Oregon State University
Dr. Wong is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Extension Specialist at Oregon State University. She gamifies adolescent health education and health behavior assessments.

Kristen DiFilippo, Phd, RDN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Kristen DiFilippo is a teaching assistant professor of interdisciplinary health at the University of Illinois. She developed a tool for evaluating nutrition app quality.

Emily Heying, PhD, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Dr. Emily Heying is an assistant professor of nutrition at CSB/SJU, a  liberal arts institution. She teaches uses podcasts as projects for students to practice oral and written communication skills. 

Tatyana El-Kour, PhD Student, MA, MS, RDN, FAND, Fielding Graduate University
Tatyana El-Kour is a PhD student in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. Her active areas of research combine nutrition and media psychology-centered approaches to explore how our interaction with emergent technologies relayed in diverse media influence our health and nutrition behaviors. 

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Behavior and Education Theory 
Nutrition Education Program Design Implementation and Evaluation
Nutrition Education Research Methods
Written Oral and Social Media Communication

CDR Performance Indicators
5.1.4, 6.2.5, 6.3.5, 9.3.2

CDR Learning Need Codes
4010, 4020, 4040