Promoting healthy eating to tackle public health challenges related to diet and lifestyle choices is the responsibility of all health professionals, including those who practise complementary therapies. This study aims to find out how much UK complementary therapy practitioners view themselves as capable, motivated and having the appropriate opportunity to discuss healthy eating. It will look at the extent and by what means healthy eating information is provided, and the level of interest among practitioners for future training. The widest range of disciplines is sought so that analysis can be made across the four CAM groups; energy medicine, mind-body systems, manual therapies and alternative/traditional health systems.
Any UK-based complementary therapy practitioners who are not practising a nutrition-based therapy.
The short online survey is completely anonymous and will take less than fifteen minutes to complete. It will ask you to think about whether you have the opportunity, confidence and motivation to discuss healthy eating with your clients, any information and signposting you may give, and any training you might have undertaken related to healthy eating and behaviour change.
Your participation is valued regardless of how much or how little you discuss healthy eating with your clients. The more responses that are received, the more robust the findings will be, so please consider taking part. The survey aims to provide analysis across the complementary therapy sector, so please share the survey link with your colleagues.