USE OF COMPUTERS IN
Computer assisted nutritional instructions educate individuals on the
relationships of diet and disease, components of nutritional assessment, diet
history methods and patient care studies.
Nutrition education is essential to one and all,
since it can help prevent several diseases. For example, iodization of salt is
a simple and effective way of preventing diseases arising due to iodine
deficiency. To make learning about nutrition useful and interesting programs
using multimedia and web would be useful.
Nutrition on Web
In a country like India, where a large
population is below poverty line and malnourished, web is a very useful tool to
supplement the efforts of nutritionists and to help remote health care centres.
Multimedia and web help nutritionists to make nutritional information available
in an attractive way.
several computer - based programmes on nutrition which are interactive,
informative and interesting.
'Nutrition Discovery' for example, is a CD-ROM based programme which
evaluates an individuals nutritional intake and quality of diet in an engaging
and interesting way. Another CD based programme for children is 5 A Day
adventures' designed to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. It
includes activities and information about nutrients in fruits and vegetables
serving sizes, nutrition labelling and salad making. Short video clips show how
plants grow and fruits are processed.
There are many sites on nutrition accessible to us. Some of these are: