Nutrition Tech – Where Food and Technology Meet For Better Health

Posted March 2, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Thanks to the technology we have available today, it’s easier to be more health-conscious than ever before. There are gadgets and trends aiding us in creating wholesome, mouth-watering meals, which can bring joy, health and wellness back into our lives; from smart juicers and vegan protein powders to the very best food management apps at our fingertips, it can feel overwhelming to know where to start in healthy eating. In this program, Dr. David Metcalf, director of Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at the University of Central Florida, shares new tools and techniques on nutrition. While fad-or-crash diets can certainly work in the short term, long-term mindfulness about what we put in our bodies for fuel and health is activated by these new tech and time-proven techniques.

By watching this program, you can expect to:

  • explore technology trends and see some of the latest tools;
  • achieve a mindset around food, nutrition, recipes, and technology;

This program is presented by Dr. David Metcalf and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Program Presenter
Dr. David Metcalf is director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Institute for Simulation and Training in Orlando, FL. Dr. Metcalf has a 15-year history in web-based and mobile learning. He focuses on bridging the gap between corporate learning, simulation techniques and the use of technology to improve human performance. His team at METIL has built mHealth solutions, simulations, games, eLearning, mobile and enterprise IT systems for Google, J&J, VA, U.S. military and UCF’s College of Medicine among others. Recent projects include Lake Nona’s Intelligent Home and transmedia, adaptive learning projects using mobile, AR and sims. Dr. Metcalf encourages spinoffs from the lab as part of the innovation process and has launched Merging Traffic and several other for-profit and nonprofit ventures as examples. In addition to research and commercial investments, he supports social entrepreneurship in education and health.