Let Me Take a Food Selfie: Oregon State University Researchers Find Benefits in Social Posts

Scroll through Instagram and you’re sure to see mouth-watering photos of delicious food but did you know that foodie photos might have health benefits?

Food images can help keep track of dietary patterns and provide intake information to consumers, but also individuals who work with a nutritionist such as a diabetic patient. Oregon State University researchers found that image-based dietary assessment can help reduce or eliminate inaccuracies found in written food journals and, with more accurate reporting, consumers can identify potential issues in their diet and how to be healthier.

Oregon State University surveyed more 100 nutrition and dietetics students and their ability to judge food and serving sizes through photos – read more about their research here.

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