ERIC Number: EJ1046451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
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The Cooperative Extension System's Use of USDA's Online Food and Physical Activity Tracker-Supertracker
Hongu, Nobuko; Martinez, Cathy L.; Billias, Natalia N.; Wyatt, Melissa A.; Turner, Rachel J.; Manore, Melinda M.
Journal of Extension, v52 n5 Article 5TOT4 Oct 2014
Nutrition professionals within the Cooperative Extension system use the USDA's interactive online tool SuperTracker, which is designed to help individuals track diet and physical activity (PA) to apply healthy eating patterns and improve PA. An investigation of all 50 states' Extension websites and interviews of Extension educators revealed that SuperTracker information was posted at state or county level Extension websites. SuperTracker is being used for nutrition workshop, nutrition educators' training, weight management, and PA planning and assessment in community based programs.
Descriptors: Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Extension Education, Online Systems, Dietetics, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Health Related Fitness, Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Investigations, Web Sites, Interviews, Extension Agents, Use Studies, Program Descriptions, Databases, Information Sources, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology
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