A research study aiming to help teens lead a healthier and happier lifestyle


TEXTBITES is a research study. We are aiming to find out if a fun and supportive text message program can help young people lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. Our text messages have been developed with young people for young people!  Participants in the intervention group receive interactive information and advice on areas such as nutrition, physical activity and wellbeing. 


Chronic diseases are among the most significant health challenges facing today's young people. Lifestyle risk factors, such as eating and physical activity habits are established during adolescence, making this time a critical period for developing lifelong healthy behaviours. Good eating and physical activity behaviours can help you maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall wellbeing. 

We understand it can be difficult to find the motivation to get on top of your health, which is why we are conducting a research study to investigate the use of text messages as a method to help you! By conducting a research study, we want to find out if this program is fun and supportive and if it is beneficial in helping and encouraging young people to lead a better lifestyle. 



Are you interested in participating in the TEXTBITES research study? If you are between the ages of 13-18 years, above a healthy weight and have an active mobile phone, you may be eligible to take part. 

Complete this expression of interest form or send us a message or email. We'd love to have you on board! 

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Get in Touch

Do you have any questions or would you like to participate in the TEXTBITES research study?

Send us an email or give us a call on 0412 961 432. 

Don't forget to check us out on social media! 

Our Location

​The University of Sydney

Department of General Practice,

Acacia House

Westmead, NSW, 2154

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