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Photo Food Diaries – Do You See Any Difference In Food Intake?

In Food Diaries on May 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM

The photos below were taken by the same people , once in the first few weeks of the FHCHC DPP and once in the last few weeks.
Do you see any differences?

January 2011 Participant #1

March 2011 Participant #1

January 2011 Participant #1

March 2011 Participant #1

January 2011 Participant #2

March 2011 Participant #2

January 2011 Participant #2

March 2011 Participant #2

January 2011 Participant #3

March 2011 Participant #3

January 2011 Participant #3

March 2011 Participant #3

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Photo Food Diaries

In Food Diaries, Nutrition Class on March 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM

The FHCHC Diabetes Prevention Program is testing the effectiveness of photo food diaries, and comparing the results with written food diaries. According to the NIH:

“All participants are asked to record their intake daily…because of the extensive evidence that self-monitoring is highly correlated with success in reaching dietary change goals. Numerous studies have shown a dose-response relationship between frequency of self-monitoring and level of success in losing weight and/or improving cardiovascular risk factors. Many experts consider self-monitoring the single most effective approach to changing dietary intake.” NIH DPP

For many FHCHC DPP participants, writing their daily food intake and the amounts of those foods they consume, occurs as very challenging. Indeed, it is rare that 100% of participants present their food diaries in any given week. Knowing the importance of self-monitoring, and the challenging nature of food diaries for our participants, we handed out disposable cameras with explicit directions on how to document their food consumption. Use the flash! Take a picture of everything you eat, even if it’s a snack or beverage. Bring it back next week.
Below are some examples of the photos women took in the first couple weeks of their participation in the FHCHC DPP program. In a week, participants will return their second set of disposable cameras, and the Lead Provider and nutritionist will analyze the results to see whether photo food diaries are a more effective self-monitoring strategy than written food diaries. They will look at rate of return, as well as glean any changes in food consumption that may have taken place since the first couple weeks of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

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