Assessing Dietary Intake and Changing Eating Behavior Using Wearable Technology

Read about research Dr McCrory and her colleagues Janine Higgins (University of Colorado, Anschutz), Edward Sazonov (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa), and Graham Thomas (Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island) are conducting in a recent news article published on April 4, 2024, on the University of Colorado, Anschutz Department of Medicine’s web site: Want to Lose Weight? An Eyeglass Device Can Help Track Your Calories (

Listen to Dr McCrory’s collaborator Prof Janine Higgins at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus discuss their joint work on dietary assessment and eating behavior with the Automatic Ingestion Monitor-2 on the Catalyst 360 Podcast, episode 6 from season 26, February 12, 2024.  “Next Generation of Food & Nutrition Science”.

Read about the new NIH grant awarded to Dr McCrory and her collaborators at the University of Alabama, Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, and the University of Colorado, Anschutz and the research getting underway in “Want to shed a few pounds? Researchers test new technology to help” by the University of Alabama News Center, December 10, 2019.

Fast Food Menu Item Changes

Read about former master’s student Sarah Appeadu (Boston University School of Medicine ’17, Graduate Medical Science) and Dr McCrory’s research on fast food menu item changes between 1986 and 2016 as covered by the news media and in Boston University’s The Brink. Fast Food Restaurants Have Expanded More Than Their Menus | The Brink | Boston University (

“Bigger, Saltier, Heavier: Fast Food Since 1986 in Three Simple Charts” New York Times Business Section March 3, 2019

“New Study Shows Changes in Fast Food Menus in Past 30 Years” The Daily Free Press at Boston University, March 7, 2019

“Fast Food Delivers Even More Calories than Decades Ago” news wire service, February 28, 2019

“Despite Consumers’ Shifts Towards Healthier Food, Study Finds Fast-Food Portions are Only Getting Larger”, March 6, 2019

“A Georgia Burger Joint that’s a Trip Back in Time” Georgia Public Broadcasting, March 15, 2019

“Has Fast Food Gotten Healthier?” UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and, August 9, 2019

Eating Patterns and Metabolism

“Focus on Variety Can Lead to Eating Too Many Unhealthy Foods” Reuters Health, Aug 28, 2018 

“Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?” WebMD, Sept 2, 2014