Personalising nutritional guidance for more effective behaviour change

Celis-Morales, C. , Lara, J. and Mathers, J. C. (2015) Personalising nutritional guidance for more effective behaviour change. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 74(2), pp. 130-138. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665114001633) (PMID:25497396)

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Improving diet and other lifestyle behaviours has considerable potential for reducing the global burden of non-communicable diseases, promoting better health across the life-course and increasing wellbeing. However, realising this potential will require the development, testing and implementation of much more effective behaviour change interventions than are used conventionally. Evidence-based, personalised (or stratified) interventions which incorporate effective behaviour change techniques (BCT) and which are delivered digitally are likely to be an important route to scalable and sustainable interventions. Progress in developing such interventions will depend on the outcomes of research on: (i) the best bases for personalisation of dietary advice; (ii) identification of BCT which are proven to enhance intervention efficacy; (iii) suitable platforms (digital-based tools) for collection of relevant participant characteristics (e.g. socioeconomic information, current diet and lifestyle and dietary preferences) linked with intelligent systems which use those characteristics to offer tailored feedback and advice in a cost-effective and acceptable manner. Future research should focus on such interventions aiming to reduce health inequalities and to improve overall public health.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The Nutrition Society Irish Section Meeting, University of Ulster, Coleraine. 18–20 June 2014.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Celis, Dr Carlos
Authors: Celis-Morales, C., Lara, J., and Mathers, J. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Research Group:Food4Me
Journal Name:Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1475-2719
Published Online:12 December 2014

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