Ms Steffiana Wijaya

Dr Chew Ling

Ms Steffiana Wijaya

Biography

Ms Steffiana Wijaya is a Manager and Nutrition Counsellor in the Student Health Centre, Health Promotion Board. Steffiana’s role includes delivering nutrition counselling to severely overweight and severely underweight students, and implementing telephone and mobile app lifestyle coaching programmes for overweight children including pre-school, primary and secondary school, and institute of higher learning students and their families. Steffiana holds a Master in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Canberra, Australia, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Science & Technology) from the National University of Singapore.


Synopsis: Leveraging technology to modify lifestyle habits in children & youth

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has adopted a two-pronged prevention and intervention approach to address childhood obesity. Riding on advances in technology, HPB has piloted new approaches to equip obese children and parents with skills and strategies to improve their lifestyle, by offering a convenient health coaching solution that is accessible “anytime, anywhere”. In this session, Ms Steffiana will share more on HPB’s virtual health coaching and sustained engagement for healthy behaviours on a mobile platform to encourage our young to for healthy habits.

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