A comparative content analysis of vegetarian food blogs written by registered dietitians and non- registered dietitians

Authors: Dumas, Audrée-AnneLemieux, SimoneLapointe, AnnieDugrenier, MarilynDesroches, Sophie
Abstract: This purpose of this study was to compare the nutritional content of vegetarian recipes published in food blogs written by registered dietitians (RDs) and by non-registered dietitians (non-RDs). Twelve food blogs written by RDs and 12 written by non-RDs were selected using a systematic approach. For each food blog, 2 vegetarian entrée recipes per season were selected (n = 192 recipes). Descriptive analyses were performed using Fisher’s exact test. Median nutritional values per serving between RDs’ and non-RDs’ recipes were compared using Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitney tests. RDs’ recipes were significantly lower in energy, non-heme iron, vitamin C, and sodium, contained significantly more vitamin D and had a higher protein proportion than non-RDs’ recipes. Disparities were also observed across type of entrée and vegetarian dietary pattern. In conclusion, this study showed that RD and non-RD food bloggers provided vegetarian recipes with few nutritional differences. Whether expanding the comparative analysis between RDs and non-RDs’ blogs targeting different nutrition-related topics would yield different results remains to be investigated.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 23 March 2017
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/16124
This document was published in: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Vol. 78 (2), 86-91 (2017)
Dietitians of Canada = Diététistes du Canada.
Alternative version: 10.3148/cjdpr-2017-001
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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