There has been an increase in behavior change applications, particularly in the areas of nutrition and fitness.
Whereas most applications are focused on self-reporting by adults, there is limited work on designing digital programs for parents to improve their children’s food habits. There is why our researchers, Diogo Branco, Sérgio Alves, Hugo Simão, Ana C. Pires, and Tiago Guerreiro, are developing with Psychology’ Faculty researchers, Ana Gomes, Ana Pereira, Luísa Barros, “SmartFeeding4Kids”.
SmartFeeding4Kids is a digital platform co-designed within a team of psychologists, nutritionists, designers, and computer scientists, for nutritional behavior change of children aged 2 to 6 years old. It has various designed iterations for user engagement (avatar, badges, notifications, and personalized feedback), 24-h food recall adapted to parent reporting, and overall digital workflow of the program.
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