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CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH EDUCATION SOFTWARE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3234
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3234
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dine Systems, Inc.
586 N French Road, Suite 2 Amherst, NY 14228
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH EDUCATION SOFTWARE
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $261,055.00
 

Abstract:

THE DINE SYSTEM, A NUTRIENT ANALYSIS, DIET IMPROVEMENT, MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE PROGRAM WAS MODIFIED FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS FOR USE IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THE AIMS OF THE PROJECT INVOLVED 1.REVISING DIETARY GUIDELINES TO REFLECT THE NUTRIENT NEEDS OF CHILDREN, 2.EXPANDING AND UPDATING THE DATABASE AND SELECTED NUTRIENTS APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN, 3.ENHANCING THE COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR USE BY CHILDREN AND THEIR TEACHERS, AND 4.CONDUCTING END-USER REVIEWS WITH MIDDLE-LEVEL SCHOOL CHILDREN FOR PROGRAM ADEQUACY. DURING THE MODIFICATION OF THE SOFTWARE, ONE EXPERT PANEL REVIEWED THE NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES AND EDUCATIONAL SUITABILITY, AND ANOTHER EXPERT PANEL REVIEWED THE COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES. THE DEVELOPED PROGRAM FEATURES AN ON-SCREEN CURSOR-CONTROLLED FOOD VERIFICATION TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE ACCURACY OF INPUT DATA, A PERSONAL FOOD DISK PROCEDURE TO ALLOW THE USER TO DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUALIZED DATABASE, AND A NUTRITIONAL SCORING TECHNIQUE TO INDICATE BOTH A LEVEL OF NUTRITIONAL COMPLIANCE AND A GENERAL INDEX OF EATING BEHAVIOR. THE PHASE II PROJECT PROPOSES TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE SOFTWARE AND RELATED PERIPHERALS, AND ESTABLISH THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE SYSTEM FOR RESEARCH AND PROGRAMMATIC USE IN THE NATION'S SCHOOLS.

Principal Investigator:

Kathryn F. Dennison
Principal Investigator
7168344955

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dinesystems Inc.
2211 Main Street,building C Buffalo, NY 14214

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No