Communicating Healthy Eating: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Marian Fitzgibbon, Kim M. Gans, W. Douglas Evans, K. Viswanath, Wendy L. Johnson-Taylor, Susan M. Krebs-Smith, Anne B. Rodgers, Amy L. Yaroch

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Abstract

Achieving and maintaining wide-scale positive dietary change is a complex and formidable endeavor, given the current food environment. Moreover, for positive change to occur, nutrition messages should be communicated in a scientifically precise, yet practical and motivating manner. This challenge was the impetus for the organization of a 2-day workshop hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC), both of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The conference included communication, nutrition, and behavioral scientists, market researchers, media advocates, journalists, and public policy experts. Discussions regarding communication efforts and the best methods to craft, deliver, and evaluate the impact of nutrition messages illustrated both the challenges and the opportunities we face. During the discussions, important recommendations for nutrition communicators and interventionists emerged, based on existing knowledge from the communications field, lessons learned thus far, and noted gaps in our knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S63-S71
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume39
Issue number2 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

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Keywords

  • behavior change
  • communication
  • diet
  • nutrition

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Fitzgibbon, M., Gans, K. M., Evans, W. D., Viswanath, K., Johnson-Taylor, W. L., Krebs-Smith, S. M., ... Yaroch, A. L. (2007). Communicating Healthy Eating: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 39(2 SUPPL.), S63-S71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2006.08.017

Communicating Healthy Eating : Lessons Learned and Future Directions. / Fitzgibbon, Marian; Gans, Kim M.; Evans, W. Douglas; Viswanath, K.; Johnson-Taylor, Wendy L.; Krebs-Smith, Susan M.; Rodgers, Anne B.; Yaroch, Amy L.

In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 39, No. 2 SUPPL., 01.03.2007, p. S63-S71.

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Fitzgibbon, M, Gans, KM, Evans, WD, Viswanath, K, Johnson-Taylor, WL, Krebs-Smith, SM, Rodgers, AB & Yaroch, AL 2007, 'Communicating Healthy Eating: Lessons Learned and Future Directions', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 39, no. 2 SUPPL., pp. S63-S71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2006.08.017
Fitzgibbon M, Gans KM, Evans WD, Viswanath K, Johnson-Taylor WL, Krebs-Smith SM et al. Communicating Healthy Eating: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2007 Mar 1;39(2 SUPPL.):S63-S71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2006.08.017
Fitzgibbon, Marian ; Gans, Kim M. ; Evans, W. Douglas ; Viswanath, K. ; Johnson-Taylor, Wendy L. ; Krebs-Smith, Susan M. ; Rodgers, Anne B. ; Yaroch, Amy L. / Communicating Healthy Eating : Lessons Learned and Future Directions. In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2007 ; Vol. 39, No. 2 SUPPL. pp. S63-S71.
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