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Mapping the digital food environment: a scoping review protocol
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    The emergence of the digital food market
    • Indera S. Parague, student The University Of The Bahamas
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dr. Terry Campbell, Professor

    Dear Editor,
    This response is to the current approach to food platform that pays little heed to the increasing role of digital technology and the internet in everyday life and to the particularities of the digital world in influencing health and nutrition. Digital food environments encompass the digital components that may be part of food platform and influence health and nutrition.
    Major activities enabled by social media include social interaction and social support, generating new or editing existing content, and engaging with content such as clicking a link, viewing, liking, and commenting on posts. One of the distinctive features of social media is the ability for anyone to create user-generated content and share it, compared to messages that have been traditionally delivered through a limited number of media gatekeepers: production studios, TV networks, and editorial staff. As mentioned in paragraph four (4) of the article, previous systematic reviews have examined how social media use impacts eating disorder outcomes, the digital marketing of unhealthy food and drink, and the use of social media interventions in weight management. Given the dynamic and large variety or social media platforms, there is a lack of standardized tools and methods to conduct social media research.
    Mapping the works will serve to identify the available evidence on food and nutrition-related social media content, identify and analysed critical knowled...

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