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Can a mindfulness intervention reduce unhealthy snacking habits?

03 July 2020

The aim of this study is to assess whether becoming more mindful can help reduce unwanted snacking behaviours. We hope to do this by giving half the participants access to a brief daily mindfulness programme. Participants will be sent a daily link to new aspect of the programme for 2 weeks. Those who do not use the programme during the study will have the option to receive the daily links to the mindfulness programme for 2 weeks at the end of the study.


  • 18 years+
  • Have an unwanted/ unhealthy snacking behaviour that they wish to reduce
  • Access to a digital device that can play sound clips

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Ethical approval

This study is being run through the Department of Behavioural Science and Health at UCL. Ethical approval has been sought from UCL Research Ethics Committee, approval number ‘17971/002’

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  • Study essentials

    • University College London, GB
    • 2 week(s) to complete
    • Prize draw to win a £50 amazon voucher. A £50 amazon voucher will also be awarded to the participant who further recruits the most people.
    • Participants will be asked to fill out a baseline questionnaire. All participants will then be randomised. The intervention group will receive a daily mindfulness intervention, via email, in the form of a sound clip. The control group will not receive any information during this time. All participants will then receive a link to a follow-up survey. Upon completion of this survey, participants in the control group who stated they wished to receive the intervention on completion of the study will do so.
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