About the Better Health Coaching Service

Are you over 18 years old and want to improve your health?

Our vision is for everyone to eat well, be active, and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Who is eligible

The Better Health Coaching Service is currently available to South Australian residents aged 18 to 74 years with a BMI of 27 or above.

The Coaching Service provides support to eligible participants seeking support for any of the following healthy lifestyle changes:

· Healthy eating
· Increasing physical activity
· Reducing alcohol intake
· Maintaining a healthy weight

The Better Health Coaching Service is also suitable throughout pregnancy as the advice provided can be modified for those who are pregnant.

Check your eligibility here

Classification  BMI 
Underweight  <18.50 
Healthy Weight Range  18.50-24.99
Overweight  25.00-29.99 
Obese  30 or more 

What to expect on your Better Health journey

How to register

Getting started is as simple as registering your details on the sign up page, or if you’d prefer, you can call and speak with us directly on 1300 822 953.

Once you have registered, the Better Health team will be in touch to get you started within 1-2 business days.

The Better Health Coaching Service is free for eligible South Australian residents aged between 18 and 74 years.

Your first phone call

During the first phone call you’ll spend up to 60 minutes talking with your health coach about how the Better Health Coaching Service works and what your health and wellbeing goals are right now.

Your coach will also use this call to find out more about you! This will include questions about the food you usually eat, and how much exercise you do, any medical conditions you may have or medications you take.

All coaching calls are confidential.

Getting started

While participating in the program you will have up to 9 follow up calls with your coach. You can complete the calls weekly or fortnightly, whichever option works best for you. In total you will have 10 coaching calls over 6 months.

These calls will usually be up to 30 minutes long. During these calls you and your coach will set some health goals that you want to work on, and talk about the sorts of things you can do to achieve them.

To help with this build a range of skills, your coach will work to support you to develop a range of skills relating to:

Planning for success

Finding (and keeping) motivation for forming healthy habits.

Food fundamentals

Different foods and drink and the nutrition they provide for our bodies.

Everyday movement

The importance of being active, reducing screen time and getting enough sleep.

Why we do the things we do

How our environment, thoughts, and feelings influence our habits.

Mindful mealtimes

How to eat mindfully so mealtimes are social, structured and enjoyable.

Supermarket skills

How to make more informed choices at the supermarket.

Portion your plate

How to portion a balanced meal with a variety of foods and meal plan.

Tricky situations

How to problem solve tricky situations that will get in the way of forming healthy habits.

Congrats and next steps

In your final call in the Better Health Coaching Service, your coach will spend some time with you reflecting on the health changes that you’ve made since starting the program, as well as the support that you might need after the program ends to keep up with those healthy changes.

Some of our health coaches


Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Naomi loves working with participants to encourage and support them on their health journey. She also works as a research assistant at Telethon Kids Institute and is a mother of 3 kids. She enjoys gardening and being in nature.



Master of Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Nursing

Alex loves getting to know participants and supporting them to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. She also works with the Victorian Department of Health on the COVID-19 response team and enjoys walking her chihuahua Levi in her spare time.


Isobelle Mc

Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Masters of Dietetics

Isobelle loves supporting participants in finding fun and active activities to do! She also enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen with her homegrown herbs and veggies from the garden.

Isobelle Mc


Master of Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Applied Science (Consumer Science)

Jacqui loves hearing how excited participants get when making healthy choices. She has previous experience in health coaching and also works as a Senior Research Consultant at Ipsos, researching healthcare in Australia.



Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Amy enjoys supporting participants to make healthy changes that will last long after the program is over. She also works as a private practice dietitian and enjoys Pilates and bushwalking.



Bachelor of Health Science Nutrition

Ben seeks to empower participants with the knowledge they need to make healthy food choices to reach and maintain their best quality of life possible. Ben also enjoys hiking and riding his bike in his spare time.



Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Brooke loves getting to know participants and finding ways to create easy sustainable changes that work best for them. Brooke also works as a Fitness Instructor and has a huge love for sneakers!



Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition)

Lucy is an Associate Nutritionist and Health Coach who enjoys supporting participants to develop healthy habits that fit their way of life. When it comes to health and wellbeing, Lucy loves the principles of variety, balance, and moderation.



Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in Leeds

Beth earned her Sport and Exercise Science degree in Leeds, UK. Since then, her mission has been to assist individuals from all walks of life in achieving their health and fitness goals. Beth values the accessibility of health for all and emphasizes its importance from an early age.



Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science, Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics

Emma loves to see individuals and families grow confident in their relationships with food and their bodies. She loves to promote healthy eating without any food restrictions. Emma also works as a private practice dietitian and enjoys trying new foods.



Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science (current)

Paul enjoys supporting families as they build confidence around improving their health. and loves celebrating their progress. He is studying nutrition and aspires to become a dietitian. In his spare time he likes going to the beach or reading a good novel.



Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Health Science

Bec loves empowering families to make healthy choices in a way that works for them. She also volunteers at The Pantry and is the Program Coordinator for a pilot program providing health education to older women.



Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Applied Science (Consumer Science), Diploma of Applied Science (Home Economics)

Melanie loves helping families to make lasting changes to their health. She also works in recipe development, cooking workshops and food styling and photography



Bachelor of Health Science, Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Health Practice, Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Beth loves supporting families to overcome barriers hey face when trying to making positive changes. She is also a Health Promotion Officer facilitating sessions for disengaged youth.


Our mission

Reliable information

Guidance for your family that is backed by research and evidence.

Free resources

Useful resources to help you understand and practice program lessons.

Lasting habits

Positive habits to help you live well now and in to the future.

About the TEAM program

The program includes phone-based health coaching, useful tips, tools,
physical resources and weekly interactive learning sessions.
An introduction to the Think, Eat and Move program.


Getting started

Learn about the five food groups and everyday and sometimes foods.


Healthy habits

Find out how to be more active and which drinks are best for your health.


Get active

Learn about how the outside world influences what we do.


Your environment

Find out what a standard serve is and how many you should have each day.


Food is fuel

Learn how to read labels and the different kinds of fats and sugars.


Fats and sugars

Understand how your thoughts and feelings can trigger different behaviours.


Mind and body

Discover tips and ideas to manage difficult situations.


Tricky situations

Well done! Look back on what you’ve achieved and plan for the future.


Congratulations and next steps

Flexible learning options

In person

Come along to a program in a local community venue where you’ll learn alongside other parents and children. Our group-based programs include opportunities for active and creative play, as well as food exposure activities for young children.


Connect with your own health coach over the phone, and with other parents and carers via virtual group discussions. The online format provides flexibility for busy parents whilst still supporting families to establish healthy habits for young children.

Change your childs
furture today

You can help your child learn lifestyle habits that can reduce the risk illness and will support them lead a healthy life.