Nutrition Education

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Nutrition Education is any combination of educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of food choices and other food- and nutrition-related behaviors conducive to health and well-being. Nutrition education is delivered through multiple venues and involves activities at the individual, community, and policy levels.[1][page needed]

This definition has been adopted by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior and was authored by Dr. Isobel Contento.[citation needed] The work of nutrition educators takes place in colleges, universities and schools, government agencies, cooperative extension, communications and public relations firms, the food industry, voluntary and service organizations and with other reliable places of nutrition and health education information. Nutrition education is a mechanism to enhance awareness,[citation needed] as a means to self-efficacy, surrounding the trigger of healthy behaviors[2]

Examples of government agencies that incorporate nutrition education into their programs, include:

Examples of technological innovations by private enterprise include:

Additional Publications[edit]

1.The Journal for Nutrition Education and Behavior, the official journal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, documents and disseminates original research, emerging issues and practices relevant to nutrition education and behavior worldwide.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nutrition education: Linking research, theory and practice. Jones & Bartlett, 2007
  2. ^ Ronda G, Van Assema P, Brug J. Stages of change, psychological factors and awareness of physical activity levels in The Netherlands. Health Promot Int. 2001;16(4):305-314
  3. ^ Stanford MedicineX (6 July 2015). "Neuropsychology based Behavior Design through Mobile Health Gaming". Stanford University School of Medicine.
  4. ^ Dr Craig Johnston, Dr Jennette Moreno, et al Baylor College of Medicine (2 November 2014). "A Nutrition Education Mobile Game Impacts Snack Selection in Middle School Students" (PDF). The Obesity Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016.

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