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dc.contributor.advisorChoe, Eun Kyoungen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmriti, Divaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T05:41:23Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T05:41:23Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/ol20-kydm
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/22038
dc.description.abstractWomen are more likely than men to engage in healthy eating behaviors. However, men do strongly believe eating healthy, but this does not translate into their eating behaviors. Thus, there is a discrepancy in the health beliefs and behaviors of men, especially in the context of light food consumption. In this study, I aim to understand this discrepancy among young men in depth. I conducted a week-long diary study of the food items consumed by the participants (N = 17) who were all male, followed by semi-structured interviews. Findings indicate the lack of a verified and automated source of nutritional knowledge, misinformation about light food consumption among other themes, and design implications to the current nutrition-tracking mobile applications. This work contributes to the understudied existing literature on men’s food behaviors, the challenges faced by them in adopting healthy eating behaviors in the context of light food consumption, and the role mobile applications play in helping them do so.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDesigning Technology to Increase Adoption of Healthy Behaviors in Men in the Context of Light Food Consumptionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLibrary & Information Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledInformation scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledDesignen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledInformation technologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDesignen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGender differencesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHealthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHuman-Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNutritionen_US


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