Record or Recall? Exploring Self-Reported Dietary Assessment Methods for Office Workers during the COVID-19 Work-from-Home Period

Sibo Pan, Elske Maria Brouwer-Brolsma, Xipei Ren, Steven Vos, Aarnout Brombacher, Desiree A. Lucassen*

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Abstract

The workplace represents an important venue to influence eating behaviors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace has rapidly shifted from office to home (WfH). Here, two mobile self-reported dietary assessment methods were compared (4-hour Recall vs. Food Record) to monitor food intake for WfH. A within-subject study involving 30 participants was conducted over a 4-week period. We assessed the workload and acceptance of these two methods using questionnaires and follow-up interviews. Results of questionnaires revealed that most participants presented high acceptance of Food Record related to a more flexible completion time and lower mental burden. Based on interviews, we presented a set of design insights to promote WfH healthy eating, including integrating reminders into daily routines, simplifying the tracking process, and adding gaming elements. Then, we discussed design implications, including integrating digital tools into daily routines and designing simple and playful using processes, to promote healthy eating during the WfH period.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParticipative Computing for Sustainable Futures - Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2022
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450396998
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2022
Event12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 8 Oct 202212 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures, NordiCHI 2022
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period8/10/2212/10/22

Keywords

  • Dietary assessment
  • Digital technology
  • Healthy eating
  • Work from home

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