Possibility for empowering individual or group-based counselling that involves:

  1. provision of factual information, for example, on how diet influences health and on recommended dietary choices
  2. boosting motivation, for example, by weighing pros and cons of making lifestyle changes
  3. goal-setting and action planning that involves setting concrete, achievable goals for changing dietary habits, making an action plan to achieve these goals, and identifying and reducing barriers for following the plan
  4. skills training, for example, through learning to identify healthy food and beverage options and to cook healthy food
  5. receiving feedback and monitoring progress