Behavioural change tools

Using behavioural change tools in childhood obesity


 Dates for virtual training in 2025

Training by a leading paediatric dietitian for dietitians, nutritionists and other health professionals in the use of behavioural change tools in childhood obesity. This practical and now virtual training course will facilitate dietitians and health professionals working in childhood obesity to develop their skills and confidence in using behavioural change skills on a one to one basis.

96.8% of participants gave this course an excellent or very good rating. 81% said it was very useful to them with a 100% saying it met all or some of their needs. 98.4% gave our trainer, Dr Laura Stewart, an excellent or very good rating.

This course will be relevant to all dietitians, nutritionists and other health professionals working in childhood obesity. Dietitians and others working in paediatric diabetes may also find this course instructive.

Practical sessions on -

  • establishing rapport
  • setting goals
  • using rewards
  • self-monitoring of lifestyle
  • encouraging positive parenting and role modelling
  • stimulus control
  • problem solving

Our virtual training course utilises blended teaching methods with small tutorial groups of no more than 4 people with 4 sessions spread over 5 weeks. Each session typically lasts 3 to 3 1/2 hours. See below for our virtual training model explained.

2025 dates for virtual courses

Course 1 - Starting 9.30am Tuesday 4th February 2025, Wednesday 12th February, Thursday 27th February, Tuesday 4th March. 

Cost - £295 for 4 virtual training sessions. Please note interest now by contacting us or use the book now button below.

Virtual or on site training with your Department/Trust costs £1100 for the 4 sessions for up to 4 people, then £270 for each subsequent person. On site training will have a further cost for our overheads, costs available on discussion. Our costs include handout notes - typically sent to you as a pdf for you to print. 

Our Virtual Training Model

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Virtual sessions will be over Microsoft Teams with 4 sessions spread over 5 weeks with week 3 off. Each session lasts up to 3 1/2 hours, depending on the group size.

There will never be more than 4 people in each small tutorial group. This is to allow for good group discussion and time for practicing skills during the sessions.

We use a blended learning model with an approach of explaining the tool, demonstrating the tool and then you practicing the tool. 

  • self study before and between sessions from a list of suggested texts and sources
  • 4 small group tutorial sessions of up to 3 hours, which include videos demonstrations 
  • practice via role play
  • an optional post-course 1:1 mentoring session with Dr Laura Stewart at a cost of £75 for 40 minutes via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

There is a minimum number of participants required for the tutorials session to run. 

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Terms and Conditions

The registration fee is due at least 21 days from date of invoice and cleared funds must have reach the AppleTree account 5 working days before the first course session - payment details will be forwarded.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations by customers made more than 21 days before course commencement will not incur cancellation charges.
  • Cancellations within 8 to 21 days of course commencement will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received between 0 and 7 days before the course will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Customers substituting a registered delegate from the same organisation may do so up to the commencement of the course without penalty, other than any substitution costs incurred by AppleTree.


  • We reserve the right to withdraw or alter courses and other details without prior notice as required. If the course is withdrawn the fee paid will be refunded. AppleTree shall not be responsible for any other loss incurred by customers as a result of a cancellation or reschedule.
  • The fee is for four virtual sessions. There is no refund for not attending all four virtual sessions.

Protecting your personal data:

Your contact details are used to enable us to provide you with information about attending the course, to collect payment and to provide follow-up information after the course. Any data held including your email address will be deleted two years after the end of the course.

If you have any questions regarding the T&Cs please contact us