Share your experiences of how lockdown has affected your eating habits.
On the 2nd of July we will be hosting a virtual research coffee morning exploring diet and nutrition. If you haven’t already, you can register for a spot on the digital event here.
Ahead of the call, we want to start thinking about the effect COVID-19 has had on what we eat, in an online discussion. The majority of us are now spending significantly more time in our homes, with older adults specifically being asked to self-isolate for weeks, with no clear end date. This new way of living has, for many of us, had an effect on our diets and eating behaviours.
The emerging statistics show a clear link between more serious COVID-related outcomes for people who are more overweight, as well as for people who have diabetes. Newcastle University research has shown that Type 2 diabetes (the most commonly occurring type), can be put into remission with significant weight loss and sustained changes to eating habits. We want to explore how our eating habits have changed during lockdown and what has affected them, as well as the difficulties surrounding eating a ‘healthy diet’ in this altered way of living. We’ll be talking through some of your comments on the virtual event with Research and Diabetes Specialist Dietitian Alison Barnes, so make sure to join us then to be part of the conversation. If you aren’t able to join though, you will be able to watch a recorded version of the event afterwards.
To get started, click here to take a look at the following resource and discuss the following questions:
How have your eating habits changed during the lockdown, and why?
What are the challenges are around leading a healthy diet at this time?