They help children learn about food while connecting with family and friends. Eating in a positive atmosphere helps children develop healthy attitudes about food and themselves. Parents and caregivers play an important role in keeping mealtimes relaxed and enjoyable. At around 2 years, most children start eating less.
Pushing Teens to Change Their Eating Habits Could Backfire
How Culture and Society Influence Healthy Eating
The biggest problem in Portugal is the lack of knowledge related to food. These are the words of Professor Helena Canhao, promoter for the project 'ProFooSe' - Promoting food security in Portugal - that aims to increase knowledge on unhealthy food. Helena uses the term "unsafe food" to describe the problems of modern life eating, but stresses that the expression embraces so much more than the level of bacteria. Studies regarding unsafe food are limited in Portugal. We collected a substantial amount of new data and are now in the process of analysing it. The 'ProFooSe' project intends to improve information on prevalence and socioeconomic determinants of food insecurity in Portuguese households by performing a national based registry.
How Social Networks Spread Eating Disorders
Gabriel Anabwani. There is no agreed definition of adolescence; the WHO defines it as ages while the American Academy of Pediatrics defines it as years. The overriding fact is that this period is characterised by rapid, physical, emotional, social, sexual, psychological, development and maturation. Along with social factors, these characteristics make adolescents vulnerable to a range of nutritional issues. There are arguably two key reasons for interest in nutrition issues among adolescents.
Author information: 1 Alicia Foundation, Barcelona, Spain. Worldwide obesity has more than doubled in the last forty years. Even more worrying is the fact that the number of overweight and obese children and adolescents has considerably increased.