Food preferences are formed early in childhood and may influence an individual’s eating habits for life. Check out our tips to instill healthy eating habits in your child and help lower the risk of diabetes during their lifetime:
Many lifestyle factors that affect healthy living, including food preferences, are formed in early childhood and may influence an individual’s eating habits for life. Using meal and snack time as teachable moments for wise food choices is one way to encourage healthy living. Children’s activity levels and food tastes are also significantly related to the activities and food preferences of their parents. You can be a role model to your child by taking a proactive approach to your own health through eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
Although Type 2 diabetes is linked to unavoidable predispositions like genetics and ancestry, the risk of diabetes can be lowered by implementing a healthy lifestyle from an early age. In the past, Type 2 diabetes was limited primarily to adults, but the lack of physical activity and obesity in today’s screen-addicted youth has made it more common among children and teens. Studies have shown that physical activity along with healthy food consumption can lower insulin resistance and help with weight loss, two contributors to developing diabetes. To lower the risk of diabetes in your child, follow these guidelines:
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