Teaching

Student use

Student groups from a range of academic subjects can benefit from using myfood24. It is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Use of myfood24 in a classroom practical session enhances the students understanding of measuring diet. It provides a functional and professional approach for students to learn about nutrition and dietary intake.

myfood24 has been used with both undergraduate and Masters level students. PhD students also find the system of value for research projects.

Suggestions for use include exploring myfood24 using guided classroom instructions (available); entering their own or others’ 24 hour recalls/diaries. Immediate summary and detailed outputs allows for exploration of classroom data both in class or subsequent personal study.

myfood24 can also support student project work, to create a better understanding of how food and nutrient intake links to a range of health or other outcomes.

Through delivery of nutrition education with students using myfood24 we seek to improve the health of individuals and populations by better understanding of how nutrition influences physiological, exercise, medical/healthcare and other related systems.

The simplicity of use of myfood24 means that it is also appropriate for use in school classrooms as well as in universities and higher or further education. The National Curriculum emphasises teaching of the principles of nutrition and healthy eating.

Classroom features

  • myfood24 can cope with large groups of both undergraduate and post graduate students.

  • Particularly useful for students of nutrition, dietetics, food science, sports and exercise, psychology, medicine, public health, nursing or other biological science based course.

  • myfood24 will support the development of critical skills and capacity in nutrition and health, resulting in significantly improved health practices and outcomes.

  • Simple enough for use in schools.

  • Support and lesson plans available.

  • A range of licence options for use by lecturers/teachers is available.