Interactive computer programs for applied nutrition education.

  • Alicia Wise
  • Published 1985 in Human nutrition. Applied nutrition


DIET2 and DIET3 are programs written for a Dec2050 computer and intended for teaching applied nutrition to students of nutrition, dietetics, home economics, and hotel and institutional administration. DIET2 combines all the facilities of the separate dietary programs already available at Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology into a single package, and extends these to give students a large amount of relevant information about the nutritional balance of foods (including DHSS and NACNE recommendations) prior to choosing them for meals. Students are also helped by the inclusion of typical portion weights. They are presented with an analysis of nutrients and their balance in the menu created, with an easy mechanism for ammendation of the menu and addition of foods which provide the nutrients that are lacking. At any stage the computer can give the proportion of total nutrient provided by each meal. DIET3 is a relatively simple program that displays the nutritional profile of foods and diets semigraphically.

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@article{Wise1985InteractiveCP, title={Interactive computer programs for applied nutrition education.}, author={Alicia Wise}, journal={Human nutrition. Applied nutrition}, year={1985}, volume={39 6}, pages={407-14} }