Social Media & Technology

Social media is a broad term used to define a group of web-based applications that allows individuals and communities to share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content online. This has changed the way people, organizations and communities communicate in general and within health care.

Social media can an effective tool in dietetic practice to:

  • Increase capacity to reach clients and their families with timely high-quality health & nutrition information/resources;
  • Answer questions and obtain feedback from clients, families and the public;
  • Raise public awareness of key nutrition issues;
  • Promote and advertise upcoming events, programs or dietetic services available;
  • Provide education to nutrition students and dietetic interns;
  • Networking with other professionals and sharing educational information; and
  • Create common-interest groups on nutrition topics.

Key Resources