The Happily Healthy Project. What’s your HHQ?

To Press Releases listSydney, Australia,Aug 29, 2011

Over 500,000 Australians will have the opportunity to rate how happy and healthy they feel in the largest ever study conducted by Nestlé Australia.

What makes us Aussies tick? How does what we eat and how we keep active effect the way we see life? Do we smile more after a good breakfast or is the best meal we eat the one we eat together? Can a healthy diet and regular exercise improve your relationship? Who are Australia’s healthiest people and who needs cheering up?

The Happily Healthy Project is about answering these questions and many more – for you
and all of Australia.

The Happily Healthy Project brings together experts in psychology, nutrition, fitness and
social commentators to help provide Australians with simple and practical tips to improve
their overall wellbeing.

A central component of the Project is the HHQ – the Happily Healthy Quotient. You can
already measure your IQ (intelligence) and your EQ (emotions). Now you can also score
your HHQ – your Happily Healthy Quotient.

The HHQ Test was developed by Nestlé in conjunction with Dr Anthony Grant, Coaching
Psychologist at Sydney University and co-author of the book, Eight Steps to Happiness and Galaxy Research, one of the leading research organisations in Australia.
Dr Grant says “Sometimes people are hesitant to go online to do self-assessments or a test as they think they could fail. But that’s not the case with this test. It’s really hard to reach the goals in our lives unless we have some sort of benchmark”.

“We put a great deal of time and effort into developing the Happily Healthy Quotient (HHQ)
to make it easily accessible, accurate and valid.”

“The HHQ test is anonymous and there are no wrong answers. Participants are encouraged to be honest as this will help form the nations’ average HHQ for 2011” says Dr Grant.

Furthermore, as part of the Happily Healthy Project it seeks to find out what the average
HHQ for Australia is for 2011. Participants that complete the HHQ Test by 18th September
2011, their results will go towards the Australian National Average HHQ that gets updated
daily in real time. Liz Ellis, Commonwealth Medallist who is a Contributor in the Project says, “At the end of the Test, each participant will receive a set of personalised tips to help improve their HHQ score. There are some really great articles to get you started!”

To take part in the Happily Healthy Project and get your HHQ, visit happily-healthy.com.au.

For more information contact:
Anita Catalano
Media Relations Manager
Nestlé Australia Ltd
Ph: 02 8756 2388
Mobile: 0406 403 397
Email: anita.catalano@au.nestle.com