Diet and lifestyle

Food, games, body image, blankie: all essential parts of day-to-day habits. A questionnaire in the form of an online game that asks about time spent in front of the computer, modes of transport, food and beverages consumed, etc., can yield some basic recommendations, all based on one simple principle: “What’s important is enjoyment and balance”.
 

Diet and lifestyle: preventing obesity

In order to feel good about your body, you need to start thinking about it from a young age! The Mustela Foundation offers some information that will help your child adopt positive daily eating habits.
 

 

Diet

Number of meals per day
Have 3 to 4 meals a day, bearing in mind that breakfast is very important. A snack at 4 PM can help tide you over until the next meal. The evening meal should be the lightest of the day.
 
Length of meals
Take your time when you're eating – that way, you will enjoy your meal more and digest it better; you won't feel hungry again until much later.
 
Savory and sweet foods
  • Avoid snacking between meals – that makes you put on weight.
  • Vary your diet – it's important, because all foods have their benefits.
  • Some foods, such as hamburgers, chips, pizza, dishes with sauces, sugary treats and pre-meal snacks should be consumed more moderately - and preferably at midday, because they are too rich. Excess calories are converted into fat.
 
Beverages
A fizzy drink contains the equivalent of 7 sugar cubes! Drink water instead. Water is best when you are thirsty and most effectively meets your body's requirements. Milk and fruit juice are ideal for breakfast and snacks.
 
Fruits and vegetables
Eat fruit and vegetables – they provide you with the fiber, vitamins and mineral salts that you need. They help you stay fit, digest your food properly and feel good. They won't make you fat and it's good to eat them every day.
 
 

Lifestyle

Midday lunch
You can get a full and balanced meal at the cafeteria. It's the opposite of what fast food gives you: sandwiches and paninis should be consumed in moderation.
 
After-school activities
All physical activity has benefits: by varying what you do, you can do it on your own, with friends, or with your family.
 
Video games, computer and television
Television, the computer and video games are good for relaxing and self-fulfillment, but they do not allow you to expend physical energy.
 
Athletics
Sports and outdoor games help you let off steam, exercise and relax. Your body needs them. They also help you get rid of excess fat. It's good to take part in them several times a week.
 
Modes of travel
There are plenty of opportunities to burn energy: choose the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to school, etc.

Game: “Feeling good in my body – Now I know how”

The Mustela Foundation offers two tests that help children learn more about themselves and adopt good dietary and lifestyle habits.
 
 
 
 
 

My lifestyle

Where do you have your meal?

Canteen Home Park
Click on a place and drag and drop your answer into the circle.
Don't forget to click on "next" to go to the second question!

Do you have hobbies outside of school?

 
 

How many hours a day do you spend playing video games,
on the computer or watching television?

Click on the arrows
to select the time
that you spend!
Hours
Minutes
00 00

Do you play any sport?

 
 

Excellent, you have said that you play sport.
How many times a week do you play sport?

What mode of transport do you usually use?

Foot Bus Rollerblades Car Bicycle
Click on a mode of transport and drag and drop your answer
into the circle.
Don't forget to click on "next" to go to the results of the test!
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You should change some of your habits, otherwise you are running the risk of gaining too much weight. Nothing is forbidden, everything in moderation. That applies to diet as well as for sport – the important thing is enjoying yourself and getting the balance right.

Read the tips below to get into the right habits!

  • 1 You can get a full and balanced meal at the canteen. The opposite of what fast food gives you: sandwiches and paninis should be consumed with moderation.
  • 2 All physical activity has its benefits: by varying what you do, you can do it on your own, with friends, or with your family.
  • 3 Television, the computer and video games help you relax and come out of yourself, but they do not allow you to expend physical energy.
  • 4 Sport and outdoor games help you let off steam, exercise and relax. Your body needs them. They also help you get rid of excess fat. It is good to take part in them several times a week.
  • 5 There are plenty of opportunities to expend energy: choose the stairs instead of the lift, walk to school, etc.
Test
My diet
Good!
To find out more mangerbouger.fr
You're already being very careful. Continue...
using the following tips to help you!
Nothing is forbidden, everything in moderation. That applies to diet as well as for sport – the important thing is enjoying yourself and getting the balance right.

Read the tips below to get into the right habits!

  • 1 You can get a full and balanced meal at the canteen. The opposite of what fast food gives you: sandwiches and paninis should be consumed with moderation.
  • 2 All physical activity has its benefits: by varying what you do, you can do it on your own, with friends, or with your family.
  • 3 Television, the computer and video games help you relax and come out of yourself, but they do not allow you to expend physical energy.
  • 4 Sport and outdoor games help you let off steam, exercise and relax. Your body needs them. They also help you get rid of excess fat. It is good to take part in them several times a week.
  • 5 There are plenty of opportunities to expend energy: choose the stairs instead of the lift, walk to school, etc.
Test
My diet

My diet

How many meals do you have a day,
including snacks in the morning and the afternoon?

How much time do you take
to have your meals?
Click on the arrows
to select the time
that you spend!
Hours
Minutes
00 00

Do you snack between meals?

 
 

What are your favourite foods?

Choose 2!
Starchy foods Fruit and vegetables Dairy products Meat and fish Sweet things Burger

What do you like to drink when you are thirsty?

Water Fizzy drink
Click on a drink and drag and drop your answer into the circle.
Don't forget to click on "next" to go to the last question!

Do you eat fruit and vegetables every day?


 

 
Previous
Next
Careful...
To find out more mangerbouger.fr
You should change some of your habits, otherwise you are running the risk of gaining too much weight. Nothing is forbidden, everything in moderation. That applies to diet as well as for sport – the important thing is enjoying yourself and getting the balance right.

Read the tips below to get into the right habits!

  • 1 Have 3 to 4 meals a day, bearing in mind that breakfast is very important. A snack at 4 PM can help tide you over until the next meal. Your evening meal should be the lightest of the day.
  • 2 Take your time when you're eating – that way, you will enjoy your meal more and digest it better; you won't feel hungry again until much later.
  • 3 Avoid snacking between meals – that makes you put on weight.
  • 4 Vary your diet – it's important, because all foods have their benefits. Some foods, such as hamburgers, chips, pizzas, dishes with sauces, sugary treats and pre-meal snacks should be consumed more moderately - and preferably at midday, because they are too rich. Superfluous calories are converted into fat.
  • 5 A fizzy drink contains around 7 sugar lumps! Drink water instead. Water is best when you are thirsty and most effectively meets your body's requirements. Milk and fruit juice are ideal for breakfast and snacks.
  • 6 Eat fruit and vegetables – they provide you with the fibre, vitamins and mineral salts that you need. They help you stay fit, digest your food properly and feel good. They won't make you fat and it's good to eat them every day.
Test
My lifestyle
Good!
To find out more mangerbouger.fr
You're already being very careful. Continue...
using the following tips to help you!
Nothing is forbidden, everything in moderation. That applies to diet as well as for sport – the important thing is enjoying yourself and getting the balance right.

Read the tips below to get into the right habits!

  • 1 Have 3 to 4 meals a day, bearing in mind that breakfast is very important. A snack at 4 PM can help tide you over until the next meal. Your evening meal should be the lightest of the day.
  • 2 Take your time when you're eating – that way, you will enjoy your meal more and digest it better; you won't feel hungry again until much later.
  • 3 Avoid snacking between meals – that makes you put on weight.
  • 4 Vary your diet – it's important, because all foods have their benefits. Some foods, such as hamburgers, chips, pizzas, dishes with sauces, sugary treats and pre-meal snacks should be consumed more moderately - and preferably at midday, because they are too rich. Superfluous calories are converted into fat.
  • 5 A fizzy drink contains around 7 sugar lumps! Drink water instead. Water is best when you are thirsty and most effectively meets your body's requirements. Milk and fruit juice are ideal for breakfast and snacks.
  • 6 Eat fruit and vegetables – they provide you with the fibre, vitamins and mineral salts that you need. They help you stay fit, digest your food properly and feel good. They won't make you fat and it's good to eat them every day.
Test
My lifestyle
 
 

Adaptation of a brochure created by Carinne Délécluse,
Franck Evrard, Stéphanie Richard, Véronique Sabotier,
Véronique Trens, Viviane Vernaz,
students from the Paediatrics school
at the Armand Trousseau Hospital In Paris.

2002 winners of the Mustela Foundation's
Paediatrics Prize

Development of the interactive game: Akoa
Illustrations: Julien Canavezes

 

Feeling good...
I’m thinking about it now!

2 tests to find out more about you and information to help you.
To do with your parents or the paediatric nurse.

Select a questionnaire

My lifestyle My diet