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Delivering Individualized Food Messages by Location

Conference Paper (PDF Available)  · August 2015with95 Reads

Conference: Conference: 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, At Milan, Italy
Obesity in the US disproportionately affects African American (AA) adolescents, who have an almost 50% higher prevalence than their Caucasian peers. Our experience suggests that messages tailored to food preferences and linked to location will improve healthy choices. We developed a program to deliver readily actionable messages to AA adolescents when we detect that they are in eating locations and then assess their eating experience for continuous improvement.