Maternal to Adolescent Eating, Nutrition and Development (M2AENAD) Laboratory
What is the mROC-T Study?
mROC-T (Mobile Regulation of Craving Training Study) is a study geared toward encouraging teen girls to improve their nutrition by eating more fruits and vegetables. Teenage girls in rural areas are at a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to boys or girls in urban areas. Science has shown that a diet high in fiber, fruits, and vegetables is protective against prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. We know that teenagers, particularly girls, consume less than the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables.
Our goal is to build an app that will help us understand more about teen's diets, and cravings, while also encouraging and educating the teens to eat a more nutritious diet. In the app, participants read about how eating fruits and vegetables helps their communities, or how fast food and junk food companies use manipulative business practices.