Saturated fat intake is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, one of the main burdens of disease worldwide. Therefore it is important to use population-wide health promotion efforts to target this risk behavior. Computer-tailored nutrition education has been found to be a very promising health education strategy that can be applied in population health promotion. However, several questions remained unanswered on why, where and for whom computer-tailored (nutrition) education is effective. In this thesis, those questions are addressed to get more insight in the efficacy of computertailored nutrition education aimed at the reduction of saturated fat intake. This introductory chapter provides a general background and rationale for the studies presented in this thesis.

cardiovascular diseases, health care, nutrition education
J. Brug (Hans) , M.K. Campbell (Marci)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, Netherlands Heart Foundation, Department of Public Health Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Kroeze, W. (2008, September 4). Insights in the Efficacy of Computer-tailored Nutrition Education. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from