Changing Your Lifestyle to Prevent Disease

Family Food Matters is part of the Driving Out Diabetes Initiative at the University of Utah. Driving Out Diabetes includes programs to help prevent, identify, and treat type 2 diabetes.

Family Food Matters specifically focuses on teaching families about eating healthy and incorporating movement into their everyday lifestyles in order to prevent disease.

Family Food Matters consists of these three online video lessons that talk about these things:

  1. Healthy eating
  2. A healthy home environment
  3. Family movement

Each lesson consists of one video, tips for parents, and research. Access to a variety of healthy recipes, diabetes information, and more is also available. All videos and materials can be reviewed by participants at their own pace.

Next Steps

If you think your teen needs assistance with their diet, schedule an appointment with a pediatrician, family medicine, or internal medicine provider. View our providers in each of these areas.


Research on healthy eating for children and teens identifies how much food from each food group is required for their growth, development, and activity. With these in mind, we created healthy recipes for you and your family to cook at home with low cost and short cook and prep times.

Recipe List

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