HomeNews EventsNewsCultivating a healthy lifestyle from young

Cultivating a healthy lifestyle from young

17 Mar 2017

(Picture Credit: http://siteaboutchildren.com/healthy-food-children.html

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. 

 

Media Coverage: 

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
 
Tahir Foundation Building
National University of Singapore
12 Science Drive 2
#10-01
Singapore 117549
 
For all visitors, kindly proceed to Level 10 Reception Area at MD1
 
Telephone: (65) 6516 4988
Fascimile: (65) 6779 1489

Connect With Us:     

© National University of Singapore. All Rights Reserved.
Legal   Branding guidelines