Abstract

“There were variations in the types of dietary intervention and the effect of specific nutrient components. There was no heterogeneity for dietary intervention components, but considerate heterogeneity for all dietary interventions combined.” With the development of the society and the improvement of living conditions, people’s eating habit has become much more diverse. However, some food combinations could potentially bring discomfort, such as indigestion, constipation and so on.

Due to the individual differences of the human digestive system structures, improper food combinations lead to various harms to different groups of people, among which pregnant women suffer the most.

“There is little that extols the health benefits for both women and their babies of taking a health-based approach to eating during pregnancy. In the medical model, the woman is seen as essentially a barrier to fetal care, and her food choices understood primarily in terms of fetal risk.”

Women during pregnancy, due to the endocrine effects, become more sensitive than before, which requires special attention to the diet during this period. The aim of this research is to design a mobile phone application with a friendly interface and simple operation to provide healthy food collocation guidance for pregnant women in real time, so they can avoid potential danger from daily eating.

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)

Advisor

Marla Schweppe

Advisor/Committee Member

Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Lorrie Frear

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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