Frequently Asked Questions

1. What questions are being asked in the food diary app?

The smartphone food diary app requires participants to answer a series of questions for all food/drinks consumed over the 4 days of the study. These questions focus on the type of food/drink, social situation during the eating/drinking occasion, preparation involved, and location of eating/drinking occasion as well as mood during the eating/drinking occasion.

2. Where can I get help with the Food diary App?

There are FAQ’s within the App, which should answer most of your questions. If you need further assistance you can contact Jemma Merritt (Project Manager) on 03 9246 8283 or email meals@deakin.edu.au.

3. Are there any benefits or risks to participants?

We cannot guarantee or promise that you will receive any benefits from this project.

4. Is participation voluntary?

Participation in any research project is voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you are not obliged to. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage at which point any information obtained from you will not be used and will be destroyed.

5. What about privacy?

All information provided to us will remain completely anonymous. Completed surveys will be identified only by a number. All information will be used for research purposes only, will be held in confidence and will be stored securely for a period of five years.


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