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Reducing calorie and fat consumption through task clarification and individualized feedback
Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Matthew Osborne, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Matthew P. Normand, University of the Pacific
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Department
Psychology
Organization
Association for Behavior Analysis
Location
Chicago, IL
Conference Dates
May 23-27, 2008
Date of Presentation
5-26-2008
Abstract
The current study attempted to decrease daily calorie and fat consumption among college undergraduates eating at multiple university dining establishments. Task clarification and feedback were administered to 4 participants daily via electronic mail communication. Calorie and fat data were generated from a participant's purchase history via itemized receipts and food checklists from each meal. A majority of the participants benefited from their individualized dietary feedback and subsequently made healthier food selections. This study contributed to the existing literature on personalized dietary feedback and its effects food selection behavior. Specifically, it investigated the effectiveness of an efficient, non-invasive, and non incentive-based approach towards preventing unhealthy food selection behavior.
Citation Information
Matthew Osborne and Matthew P. Normand. "Reducing calorie and fat consumption through task clarification and individualized feedback" Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew-normand/116/