Nutritional Education and Behavioural Science

Nutritional Education and Behavioural science is elucidating some of the problems and strategies necessary to help people change their dietary behaviours. An early premise was that people would change their eating behaviour to enhance their health.

Behavioural science explains why knowledge-based education alone does not change dietary behaviour. Dietary behaviours are the result of behavioural, personal, familial, social, and physical environmental factors, collectively termed mediating variables. Crafting nutrition education programs envisioned to slightly change dietary behaviours is a composite task.