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ERIC Number: EJ1139854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Fitbit and Fitabase Technology: Tracking and Evaluating Youth Physical Activity
Franzen-Castle, Lisa; Dunker, Tara; Chai, Weiwen; Krehbiel, Michelle
Journal of Extension, v55 n2 Article 2TOT5 Apr 2017
With the health of today's youth a national priority, professionals need tools for accurately assessing activity patterns and motivating behavior change. Fitness technology may be a promising tool for promoting positive behavior change. The afterschool program WeCook: Fun with Food and Fitness focused on improving food preparation skills, nutrition knowledge, and physical activity levels of youths. As part of the program assessment, each participant wore a Fitbit near the beginning and end of the program. Fitabase, an online research platform, was used for aggregating and analyzing data. We discuss a model for incorporating these technologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 20144152022207