Webcast: Making Healthful Eating Behaviors Stick

Oct 01 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1-2pm EDT


Jason Pelzel, MPH, RD
IFIC Foundation

Martin Binks, Phd
Texas Tech University

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD, RD, FAND 
Rutgers University


What strategies can health professional use to empower consumers to change their diet and physical activity behaviors for the better? Deeper analysis of the 2014 IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey reveals distinct demographic, belief and behavior profiles associated with each successive stage of behavior change. These insights and more will be presented on the IFIC Foundation’s upcoming Behavior Change webinar on October 28, 2014 at 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. Speakers will share the common beliefs and behaviors of consumers who are taking action to improve the healthfulness of their diet and how they compare to those who have yet to change behavior as well as those who have successfully maintained healthful dietary habits for some time. Keys for health professionals to help their clients break through barriers to achieving lasting healthful behavior change will also be discussed. Lastly, the webinar will address the need for public health to engage the field behavior science. When applied to public health diet and physical activity guidance, behavior change theories may reveal new, innovative approaches to motivate consumers are warranted.

Learning Objectives

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish consumer food- and health- related beliefs and behaviors based on stages of behavior change
  • Describe strategies to empower consumers to transition from precontemplation through the subsequent stages of change
  • Explain the importance for public health to engage behavioral science expertise to enhance the effectiveness of food and health interventions

Webcast Slides


Get the slides HERE

Watch the webinar HERE

Additional Resouces: 

Continuing Education

1.0 CDR Continuing Professional Education credit will be offered for those Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTRs) who pre-register to view and participate in  the LIVE Webcast.
Suggested Learning Codes: 

  • 4000 Wellness and Public Health
  • 4010 Community intervention, monitoring, evaluation
  • 4100 Social Marketing
  • 6010 Behavior change theories, techniques
  • 9020 Evaluation and application of research

Get the CDR Certificate of Completion HERE

1.0 NBPHE CPH Continuing Education Credit will be offered for those Certified Public Health Professionals who pre-register to view and participate in the LIVE Webcast.

Get the CPH Certificate of Completion HERE