Gamification & Nutrition Coaching
Gamifying behavior change is a powerful tool. Essentially, it’s the concept of adding game-like elements to a task to encourage a desired behavior to help clients follow through on their good intentions.
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By Jennifer Broxterman, RD
1. Gamification & Nutrition Coaching
Gamifying behavior change is a powerful tool. Backed by scientific research, here are some of the best strategies to add game-like elements into behavior change coaching.
WAYS TO GAMIFY:
• POINTS: rewards accumulated for certain actions
• BADGES: visual representations of achievements, which can be collected
• LEADERBOARDS: lists of all players, usually ranked by their success
• PROGRESS BARS: information about your current status towards achieving a goal
• PERFORMANCE GRAPHS: information about current performance compared to previous performances
• AVATARS: visual representation of players
Not surprisingly, making behavior change feel more fun, rewarding, appropriately challenging, and supported by a coach (and/or community) beats lecturing, educating, scolding, cheerleading, or shaming your clients to act differently.
Nutrition coaching games and metaphors are our love language at Prosper Nutrition, and are inserted all throughout our certification and coaching style. ❤️
• Vegetable variety: tune in at 20:00 minutes
• Anxiety & insomnia: check out this insomnia video with 3 games to help fall asleep
• Stress eating: tune in at 18:20 minutes
• More examples here
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Jennifer Broxterman, MSc, RD
REGISTERED DIETITIAN & SPORTS NUTRITIONIST
• Award-winning Foods & Nutrition University Professor
• Successful entrepreneur of owner of NutritionRx
• 16 year CrossFit affiliate owner with my husband
• Founder of Prosper Nutrition Coaching & lead nutrition coach