Eating at home

A recent study from the University of Granada in the UK shows that children who regularly eat their meals at home are at a lower risk of obesity than those who frequently eat out. Preparing a healthy lunch for your child, and cooking healthy dinners at home, is the best way to pass on healthy habits.

The study also revealed that children who had sedentary hobbies – such as playing computer games or watching TV – had a higher BMI than children who engaged in regular physical activity.

The best way to get the whole family engaged in a healthy lifestyle is to lead by example and enjoy healthy activities together. So get cooking, walk the dog and go to the park together. The habits you form now can last you all a lifetime – a long and healthy one!

Consider what new healthy habits you and your family can start practising. Click here to make a note of your ideas and record your progress.