Behaviour change

Behaviour change

Our behaviour is the product of our individual or collective actions. The key to improving health lies on our ability to change harmful behaviours. The continuing obesity epidemic, malnutrition, and very low levels of physical activity in various sectors of the population show a need for better understanding of how best to promote long-term behaviour change.

Changing our habits towards a healthier lifestyle can be done using simple steps. Make the healthy way the easy way! Change affects everyone differently, so do what works best for you. Start your behaviour change today!

How to keep healthy while in isolation or quarantine (COVID-19)

02 April 2020

Whether you are in quarantine or self-isolation due to COVID-19, you will inevitably be spending more time at home. Follow these tips to keep healthy.

10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

07 June 2017

The secret to a healthy lifestyle is making small changes. These 10 easy evidence based tips will help you follow a healthier diet as well as a more active daily life.

Tips for a healthier lifestyle (Video)

26 January 2017

Changing behaviour towards a healthier lifestyle is something we all can do! Check out these tips and use what works best for you.  

Achieving successful behaviour change

30 November 2016

Changing human behaviour is at the heart of solving global problems central to human well-being, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. For example, preventing obesity, air pollution and waste of environmental resources and improving cyber security and economic stability all require behaviour change at individual, organisational and population levels.

Behaviour change - from science to implementation (FENS 2015)

09 March 2015

The 12th European Nutrition Conference FENS 2015 communicated up-to-date science to help Europeans keep a healthy lifestyle, centring around five topics: dietary patterns; Advances in dietary studies; Nutrition, public health, and chronic diseases; and Food quality, safety, sustainability, and policy.

Stress and food intake

02 February 2015

Some people eat less and others more than normal in response to stress. Innovative ways of tackling stress-related eating behaviour may help people control weight and reduce underlying stress.

Are worldwide efforts to promote fruit and vegetable consumption effective enough?

27 August 2014

Despite numerous policy interventions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, daily intake of fruits and vegetables is still below recommended levels worldwide.

Behaviour Change Models and Strategies

01 July 2014

Behaviour is a key determinant of people’s health. This review presents approaches to behaviour change and highlights evidence of their effectiveness.

Strategies to mitigate meat consumption should consider dietary choices

06 April 2014

A study investigated consumer habits related to meat consumption and their attitudes toward strategies for change. Results showed that consumer preferences should be taken into account to better facilitate a gradual change in the amount and sources of protein consumed.

Shift Work: Nutrition Tips to Stay Healthy

09 May 2012

Modern lifestyles, particularly shift work, have changed the daily rhythms of life, but is this a cost to health? What preventative measures for employers and employees can be taken?

Mind vs stomach? Food perceptions may also influence hunger and fullness

16 September 2011

A study published online ahead of print in the journal Health Psychology found that when people with different mindsets drank identical milkshakes, they experienced different levels of satiety. Researchers concluded that people’s food perceptions may influence hormonal regulation of hunger and fullness, beyond the intrinsic nutrients of the food on the plate.

Regular breakfast: A healthy habit in childhood and beyond

03 May 2010

Eating breakfast regularly is linked to improved nutrient intakes and may help maintain a healthy body weight.

The Factors That Influence Our Food Choices

06 June 2006

Given the priority for population dietary change there is a need for a greater understanding of the determinants that affect food choice. This review examines the major influences on food choice with a focus on those that are amenable to change and discusses some successful interventions.

Why we eat what we eat: The barriers to dietary and lifestyle change

03 August 2004

The factors influencing food behaviour provide a set of means to intervene in, and improve, food choices. However, barriers to dietary and lifestyle change exist.