Mother-Child Approach Uses Technology to Reduce Sugary Beverage Intake

“Brooke’s work has had a positive and significant impact on the families who participated, and because the intervention she developed uses innovative technology, it has the potential to impact significantly more mothers, children and families upon dissemination,” —adviser Deborah Tate, Ph.D.

UNC alumna and doctoral student Brooke Nezami has found a smart way to use technology to help reduce the amount of sugary beverages moms and their kids consume. Smart Moms is an intervention method that delivers content to mothers on their phones, helps monitor their progress digitally and engages mothers and kids in the process.

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The Graduate School’s annual Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Awards recognize graduate students for contributions they are making to our state. These awards are possible thanks to the unwavering support of GEAB.

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