A co-designed, community-based, nutrition-focused program designed to improve health behaviours in underprivileged adolescents through nutrition education, skill development and behaviour change. This project will be conducted by UQ in partnership with Health and Wellbeing Queensland – a statutory health promotion agency established in July 2019 to improve the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders and reduce health inequities agency and Traction – a community-based organisation that provides an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people in need through engaging and innovative programs. Community-Based Participatory Research and Design Theory elements will be used to guide the development and co-design of this program through collaboration with students participating in Traction’s workshops, as well as staff and mentors from Traction, and stakeholders, academics and health professionals from the aforementioned organisations.

 

Project members

UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences researchers involved in this project:

Miss Alanah Giles

PhD Candidate

Dr Jacki Walker

Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Dr Clare Dix

Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences