Recruitment begins for a new online healthy lifestyle program for teens

A team of researchers led by Professor Michelle Miller and Dr Carly Moores are now recruiting volunteers for a new program – Health Online for Teens (HOT).

Adolescent volunteers, and their parents, are needed for early testing of a new program – Health Online for Teens (HOT) – which is designed to improve teenagers’ eating and activity.

Adolescents should be:

– between 13 to 17 years old
– above a healthy weight (e.g. overweight)
– have access to Wi-Fi at home
– not pregnant or breastfeeding

Use and engagement with the program over 14-weeks will be monitored and adolescent participants will be asked to complete questionnaires as well as wear an activity monitoring device for 7 days at the start and end of the program.

Adolescent and parent participants may also be invited to participate in a one-on-one interview to hear about your experience with the program.

Parents have access to a supporting program which lets them know what activities you do each week and provides them with tips on how to support their child.

Adolescents will be loaned an iPad mini for use during the project and upon return of the iPad and surveys at the end of the program, you will receive a $50 Gift Card of your choice for Apple iTunes/App Store or Coles Myer in recognition of your contribution to this research project.

Register your interest in Flinders Health Online for Teens (HOT) here.

Please contact if you have any questions about the program. Please note that your anonymity is not able to be guaranteed in this online program.

This study of the HOT Program is supported by the National Heart Foundation of Australia.


This research project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (Project number: 7896). 

For more information regarding ethical approval of the project only, the Executive Officer of the Committee can be contacted by telephone on (08) 8201 3116, by fax on (08) 8201 2035, or by email to

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