Motivation, eating behaviour and diabetes in young adults

  • 26 August 2021
  • 17:30 - 19:15
  • Online

Presented By NCSEM

Dr Emma Haycraft: Eating behaviour in children

This session will explore evidence-based ways to support parents/caregivers with feeding their children. It will provide practical tips and tools for GPs to share with families who they work with to facilitate healthy eating habits in young children. Less than 1 in 5 UK children currently eat the recommended five portions of fruit/vegetables per day, food refusal and fussy eating are common, and levels of childhood overweight/obesity continue to rise. Parents/caregivers have asked for support to promote varied diets in their children and this talk will share evidence-informed strategies which GPs can use to support the families in their care to establish healthy eating behaviours in children.

Dr Jack Sargeant: Type 2 Diabetes in young adults: nuances and special considerations

This talk will focus on the growing problem of type 2 diabetes in younger individuals, including adults under the age of 50 (early-onset adults type 2 diabetes). It will cover trends in the prevalence of early-onset adult type 2 diabetes over recent decades, the burden at an individual and societal level and existing research evidence of interventions/care approaches specifically in these younger individuals.

Dr Ian Taylor: Myths and misconceptions about motivation

Motivation is a critical, but often misunderstood, determinant of healthy lifestyles. Ian’s talk will begin by defining what motivation is, and more importantly, what it is not. The talk will also explain why the most important question regarding motivation is not “What motivates?” but “How does motivation work?”. Building on these foundations, the talk will outline several motivational principles that can be applied to help all individuals adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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Alison Stanley
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This event will take place online. It is free of charge and aimed at healthcare professionals, and is also open to anyone with an interest in the topic. To book your place please complete the booking form. You will be emailed details of how to access the online talk the day before the event.