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Behaviour change

The benefits of healthy eating and regular physical activity are generally well known. In fact, it seems quite simple and straightforward – eat well and exercise often and you will be healthy. However, unfortunately it isn’t that easy and many people struggle to meet recommended healthy eating and physical activity guidelines. Providing information about what to eat and how much activity to do often isn’t enough to promote behaviour change on its own. People also require information, support and guidance to assist them with how to change their behaviour.

Behaviour change strategies developed by psychologists help people to understand their behaviour and begin to initiate and maintain changes to eating and activity habits. Better Health Resources provides a suite of behaviour change resources to help children, adults and families to change a range of health behaviours, such as fussy eating, improving eating habits and decreasing sedentary behaviour.