There is a need for an in-depth understanding of the determinants which influence humans’ food choices. Some of the key determinants include biological factors such as taste, hunger, and appetite, while economic factors include income and food cost. Reports indicate that low-income individuals are more likely to have an unbalanced diet (KU Center for Community Health and Development, n.d.). Other determinants such as education, knowledge on healthy eating, and accessibility to shops, influence the choice of diet. Some individuals believe their diets are healthy and do not consider making dietary changes; thus, are less likely to embrace proper eating habits.
Diabetes and Food Choice
Physical activities and good nutrition are essential for a healthy lifestyle for individuals living with diabetes. Maintaining a healthy meal plan and activeness helps keep the target blood glucose range level, alongside other benefits. At first, it might seem challenging for people living with diabetes to become more active and make changes in what to eat and drink (KU Center for Community Health and Development, n.d.). The best way to adapt is by starting with small changes and getting help from health caregivers and family. Having diabetes does not necessarily cause the excluding of favorite meals if the habit of eating smaller portions of food is applied.
Community-Based Intervention Program
The community-based intervention program is essential and has been developed to redefine and transform masculinity toward healthy living and ideas. Programs include social support, parent education, early childhood education, youth programs, and community empowerment. The programs help reduce gender-based violence and stress and educate young men and women about abusive relationships (KU Center for Community Health and Development, n.d.). To improve people’s health, society must consider implementing more programs and make changes within the existing systems such as school policies and programs that can also focus on general health and fitness.
KU Center for Community Health and Development (n.d.). Community Toolbox. Web.