Type 2 Diabetes | What can Children Do?

8 June, 2023

Dear All,

This week, we are delighted to launch a new FREE Children for Health resource, My Hero, a book on the theme of Type 2 Diabetes. It combines a storybook with 10 activities for older children and educators to use to help children deepen and strengthen their understanding of the themes and ideas raised in the story.

Download for free now!


My Hero was developed over many months. It is a collaboration between the team at Children for Health and with children, their teachers, youth workers and public health professionals in Guam. It was funded by and supported by many different organisations in Guam.

We began the process by conducting ‘discovery conversations’ with health professionals, a teacher, and a youth leader. This provided an understanding of the main issues and challenges. We then put together guidance for teachers on how to run workshops with children, using the participation of children in action and learning on the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.

You can read more about the process here


We also have a full-colour poster for children on the topic of Type 2 diabetes to download for free too! Click on the link here https://www.childrenforhealth.org/DiabetesPoster

Thanks to all who helped us and do let me know what you think!

HIFA profile: Clare Hanbury is director of Children for Health (www.childrenforhealth.org). She qualified as a teacher in the UK and then worked in schools in Kenya and Hong Kong. After an MA in Education in Developing Countries and for many years, Clare worked for The Child-to-Child Trust based at the University of London’s Institute of Education where, alongside Hugh Hawes and Professor David Morley she worked to help embed the Child-to-Child ideas of childrens participation in health – into government and non-government child health and education programmes in numerous countries. Clare has worked with these ideas alongside vulnerable groups of children such as refugees and street children. Since her MSc in International Maternal and Child Health, Clare has worked freelance and focuses on helping government and non-government programmes to design and deliver child-centered health and education programmes where children are active participants. Clare has worked in many countries in East and Southern Africa and in Pakistan, Cambodia and the Yemen. Her current passion is for distilling health information for teachers, health workers and others – into simple practical health messages actionable by children. clare AT childrenforhealth.org