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Cultivating a healthy lifestyle from young
17 Mar 2017
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The trend of consuming home packed lunches to work or school is seen as a healthier option but people are still having food from hawker centers, food courts and coffee shops four to seven times a week.
Dr Mary Chong, Assistant Professor stated that here is an importance of cultivating healthy eating habits from young as if people were to wait until adulthood, their eating habits would have been deeply entrenched and would be difficult to modify. The presence of developmental, biological and behavioral influences will have long-term profound consequences on people in terms of food preferences, taste preferences, body weight, etc. Parents and caregivers play a very important role in establishing healthy eating habits into normal eating behavior from young.
- Singapore Tonight, Channel News Asia, 17 March 2017 (Interview starts from 42:53 to 45:35)