The text message program is based on national guidelines for healthy eating, physical activity and wellbeing. We aim to test whether receiving the text message program with optional health counselling is better at reducing weight and improving health and wellbeing. Finding this out is important so we can provide programs to help create healthy life-long habits in young people and prevent chronic diseases.
About 150 participants are expected to take part in the TEXBITES study. The study has been funded by the Westmead Applied Research Centre at The University of Sydney. As well as by the National Health and Medical Research Council via people support. It will take place at Westmead Hospital.
Ethics committee approval number: Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network HREC/18/SCHN/374
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