NUTRITION TRACKING APPS: ARE THEY HELPFUL OR HARMFUL?
Nutrition apps have become popular for tracking daily dietary intake but are they helpful or harmful? This webinar will explore the evidence-based facts on using nutrition tracking apps and whether these platforms are friends or foes.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify nutrition and fitness tracking apps on the market for consumers.
Describe the features of various nutrition and fitness apps helpful for consumers.
Examine the evidence-based practice of utilizing nutrition and fitness tracking apps to improve behavior change.
About the Presenter: Brittany Johnson, PhD, RDN, CSSD, CPT
Dr. Brittany V.B. Johnson, PhD, RDN, CSSD will be an Associate Professor at Temple University starting in August 2021. Prior to this transition she was an Assistant Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University in the Didactic Program in Dietetics since 2015. As a certified specialist in sports dietetics, her primary interest focuses on understanding how food fuels tactical athletes for health and performance. She has a PhD in Health and Human Performance and developed the Tactical Athlete Nutrition Score, a screening tool to identify nutritional gaps in tactical athletes. Johnson has a strong passion for studying intervention methods to optimize diets to improve tactical athlete’s health and well-being. Her previous research investigated the relationship between nutrition and health concerns (sleep, injury, and physical fitness) in career firefighters using a food tracking app. Her research is focused on exploring, developing, and implementing nutrition programs to optimize health and performance in individuals.