Mobile Health Applications (Apps) can be highly effective in promoting positive health behavior changes. In this session, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest research on apps, including their potential benefits and limitations. Speakers will demonstrate how nutrition professionals can incorporate apps into clinical practice, empowering them to lead data-driven discussions and foster a person-centered approach that involves shared decision making. This session will also highlight how apps can enhance clinical workflow and improve practice efficiency.
1. Identify potential benefits of mobile health apps for encouraging positive health behavior and enhancing practice efficiency
2. Discuss practical tips for nutrition professionals to integrate apps into clinical practice
3. Review challenges related to privacy, security and safety concerns when recommending apps and potential strategies to address them
Stéphanie Chevalier, RD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director of the School of Human Nutrition, McGill University, an Associate Member in the Department of Medicine and Medical Scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. A registered dietitian, she earned her Ph.D. degree in nutrition, from the University of Montreal and completed postdoctoral studies in nutrition and metabolism at the former McGill Nutrition and Food Science Centre.
Her main area of expertise is protein metabolism and the role of dietary protein, amino acids and other nutrients in muscle and function loss observed in aging and metabolic disorders such as cancer and type 2 diabetes. She also investigates the interplay between nutrition, muscle health and cognition in older individuals from observational studies and clinical trials. Her research program is currently funded by the CIHR, Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research.
Dr. Chevalier sits on the Canadian Nutrition Society – Board of Directors, as Director-at-large, and serves as a member of the CNS Education Committee, the Québec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition and Aging (NuAge) – Steering Committee, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging – Team 5 on Lifestyle, and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging – Lifestyle Working Group.