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Technologies for Prevention

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is seeking your input on chronic disease prevention in the U.S.

Published July 30, 2014

Technologies for Prevention

“There are a lot of questions about how we really use technology as an effective means of intervention. We struggle a bit with the ‘toys vs. tools problem’ – that is, how do we sort out what is a potentially very effective prevention tool versus what is flashy and cool but won’t affect behavior.” —Interviewee

The role of technology, as well as Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

We want to know: How do you assess the short- and long-term effectiveness of a technological tool developed to improve health promotion?

There are three ways you can participate.

For more information about each theme and the grant, visit