Global Center on Childhood Obesity

Baltimore, MD, United States

Global Center on Childhood Obesity

Baltimore, MD, United States
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Coakley H.L.,Center for Human Nutrition | Steeves E.A.,Center for Human Nutrition | Steeves E.A.,Global Center on Childhood Obesity | Jones-Smith J.C.,Center for Human Nutrition | And 8 more authors.
Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition | Year: 2014

Developing nutrition-focused environmental interventions for youth requires accurate assessment of where they purchase food. We have developed an innovative, technology-based method to improve the accuracy of food source recall among children using a tablet PC and ground-truthing methodologies. As part of the B'more Healthy Communties for Kids study, we mapped and digitally photographed every food source within a half-mile radius of 14 Baltimore City recreation centers. This food source database was then used with children from the surrounding neighborhoods to search for and identify the food sources they frequent. This novel integration of traditional data collection and technology enables researchers to gather highly accurate information on food source usage among children in Baltimore City. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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