Population Health

May 31, 2017

Instagram use supports healthy eating

InstagramA recent University of Washington research study conducted in-depth interviews with 16 people who consistently record and share what they eat on Instagram about the benefits and challenges of using the social media platform to achieve their eating and fitness goals.

The interviewees shared that support from other Instagram users helped them adhere to their own tracking and healthy eating goals. In addition, feeling accountable to other Instagram users and followers caused people to be more honest in some cases about their eating habits.

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