Thursday, January 14, 2010

Be The Example

I just read Dr. David Ludgwig's book, Ending the Food Fight, and it was excellent. Essentially it is a guide for parents on how to manage nutrition, exercise and sedentary habits. The book is chock full of information (including food lists and recipes), written in a non-judgmental way, and a fantastic resource.

He talks about lots of things, but what I found most important was this:

The best way to help your kids get fit and healthy is to commit to these things yourself.

All the children around us are watching and listening (whether they will admit to it or not). If you promote and model healthy behavior, everyone benefits.
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