Date of Award

Summer 8-4-2020

Degree Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nutrition

First Advisor

Kate Wiley

Second Advisor

Jessica White

Abstract

Computer science students at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) created a web-based nutrition optimization application to assist physicians and dietitians at Grady Health System (GHS) in providing evidence-based nutrition recommendations for those with type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and hypertension (HTN). The app will generate a meal plan, recipe list, and grocery list based on the patient’s condition and monthly food budget. The purpose of this capstone project is to assist GT students by providing dietary recommendations based on current guidelines and accepted dietetic practices. This project includes a literature review exploring the prevalence of the above diet-related chronic diseases within the community served by Grady Health Systems (GHS), current dietary guidelines for such diseases, current barriers, and existing technology in nutrition-related healthcare. In addition to providing the GT team with dietary recommendations necessary for developing the app, evidence-based patient nutrition education materials were developed for each disease state.

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