Nudging Towards Healthier BMI

Through Good Friday Appeal Support, The Royal Children’s hospital is initiating a pilot study which aims to modify obese children’s home environments to encourage healthier outcomes.

With the guidance of a paediatrician, families will be ‘nudged’ towards small in-home improvements, like smaller plates to counter overeating, to improve weight loss and health.

Main Street at The Royal Children's Hospital. Picture: Bert Di Paolo
Main Street at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Picture: Bert Di Paolo

If successful, the pilot study will lead the way for a larger project supporting the effectiveness of small ‘nudges’ in creating lasting BMI reduction.

Posted June 2017

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