Effectiveness of Diet Habits and Active Life in Vocational Training for Higher Technician in Dietetics: Contrast between the Traditional Method and the Digital Resources
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AuthorMarín Marín, José Antonio; Soler Costa, Rebeca; Moreno Guerrero, Antonio José; López Belmonte, Jesús
Diet habitsNutritionEducational innovationsNutritional knowledgeHealthy habitsActive lifestylesMobile appsDigital platformVocational training
Marín-Marín, J. A., Soler-Costa, R., Moreno-Guerrero, A. J., & López-Belmonte, J. (2020). Effectiveness of Diet Habits and Active Life in Vocational Training for Higher Technician in Dietetics: Contrast between the Traditional Method and the Digital Resources. Nutrients, 12(11), 3475. [doi:10.3390/nu12113475]
SponsorshipUniversity of Granada (Spain) CNT-4315
Vocational training of students in diet habits and active lifestyle habits has recently become an important issue, given the health problems caused as a result of a poor diet. The objective of this study is to analyze the e ectiveness of di erent training actions (traditional method and digital resources) carried out in a program of dietary habits and active lifestyle at the vocational training stage. A quasi-experimental design of the pre-post type was developed. A sample of 177 participants was chosen. The instrument to collect the data was the validated ECHAES questionnaire. The results show that all study groups demonstrated similar averages across all dimensions, except in the digital resource post-test design, where the averages were higher than the rest. There was a significant relationship between the traditional teaching method and the post-test digital resources design in all dimensions. There was also a significant relationship between the pre-test and post-test of the traditional teaching method and the digital resource group in the dimensions. It can be concluded that both the traditional and the innovative method lead to learning in the vocational training student, although the values achieved by the group where the innovative method was adopted were much higher than in the traditional group.