A Responsive Web Application for the Improvement of Healthy Habits in the Child Population

José Benítez-Andrades, Marta Martínez-Martínez, Isaías García-Rodríguez, Carmen Benavides, Carlos Fernández-San-Juan, Pilar Marqués-Sánchez

Abstract

The World Health Organization declared childhood obesity as a global epidemic, stressing the need for urgent action in order to face this serious public-health problem. This paper presents a pilot program based on a technological solution to improve the nutrition and physical activity habits in children. The solution is a multiplatform application that can be accessed both from computers and mobile devices. A study of current, similar solutions was carried out and a web application was designed and built, combining information on healthy nutrition and physical activity habits with the functionalities of an online social network. This application was used to carry out a pilot intervention with children from the first and second years of Compulsory Secondary Education (CSE) at a school in Spain. After the pilot program, feedback was received from the users, obtaining valuable information for introducing a number of improvements that will be incorporated into a future program.

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Benítez-Andrades J., Martínez-Martínez M., García-Rodríguez I., Benavides C., Fernández-San-Juan C. and Marqués-Sánchez P. (2020). A Responsive Web Application for the Improvement of Healthy Habits in the Child Population.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 321-328. DOI: 10.5220/0008893503210328


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf20,
author={José Benítez-Andrades and Marta Martínez-Martínez and Isaías García-Rodríguez and Carmen Benavides and Carlos Fernández-San-Juan and Pilar Marqués-Sánchez},
title={A Responsive Web Application for the Improvement of Healthy Habits in the Child Population},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2020},
pages={321-328},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008893503210328},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - A Responsive Web Application for the Improvement of Healthy Habits in the Child Population
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Benítez-Andrades J.
AU - Martínez-Martínez M.
AU - García-Rodríguez I.
AU - Benavides C.
AU - Fernández-San-Juan C.
AU - Marqués-Sánchez P.
PY - 2020
SP - 321
EP - 328
DO - 10.5220/0008893503210328