NUTRITION INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR CONSUMER EDUCATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$489,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7148
Agency Tracking Number:
7148
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7100 Baltimore Ave #300, College Park, MD, 20740
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Karen B Levitan Phd
(301) 588-4633
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A MICROCOMPUTER-BASED, NUTRITION EDUCATION, CANCER PREVENTION DELIVERY SYSTEM AT THE CONSUMER LEVEL. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE INSTALLED IN SUPERMARKETS AND OTHER STORES TO ASSIST SHOPPERS IN POINT-OF-PURCHASE FOOD DECISIONS BY ALLOWING THEM TO COMPARE PRODUCT BRANDS BASED ON FACTUAL NUTRITION INFORMATION. THE PURPOSE OF PHASE I IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DESIGNING AN INTERACTIVE, MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEM PROVIDING NUTRITION INFORMATION FOR CONSUMER EDUCATION (NICE). THE PROTOTYPE THAT WILL BE DEVELOPED DURING PHASE II WILL PROVIDE SHOPPERS WITH INFORMATION ON FIBER AND FAT. ONCE IT HAS BEEN TESTED AND DEBUGGED, IT COULD BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE INFORMATION ON OTHER NUTRIENTS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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