The program assesses and provides individualized TTM-based feedback on fruit and vegetable intake, which is a marker behavior for healthy eating. Consistent with choosemyplate.gov recommendations, the program provides tailored feedback on other important elements of nutrition, including servings of whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean proteins, as well as calorie and saturated fat intake.
The computer-tailored intervention leads directly to an interactive stage-based Personal Activity Center, which contains tools, games, quizzes, testimonials, flip books, and other activities designed to compliment the feedback the user received in their session. Standard reporting on the Healthy Eating program will include stage of change for fruit and vegetable consumption, progression to Action and Maintenance, stage progress, and stability in Action and Maintenance.
We have self-directed (samples below) and coaching versions of our online Healthy Eating program.
A Guide for Healthy Eating
Our Weight Management clinical trial showed that significantly more healthy eating program participants had reached the Action or Maintenance stages than the comparison group. See our Weight Management program page for study details.
This program was developed with support from SBIR grant R44HL070549 from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.