Dr. Pam Popper's news post for today is a good one! Adults, parents and school staff are "feeding" the childhood obesity problem. As parents, we are challenged by our kids when we make dietary changes meant to benefit the health of the entire family. I won't try to say anymore, here. Just watch Dr. Pam's 9 minute video and hear for yourself how adults can perpetuation the growing obesity epidemic among children in America.
Dr. Pam Popper: Kids are Unhealthy and Parents and Educators are Part of the Problem
My husband and I laughed at her final point, "Children don't need tall friends. They need parents to tell them what to do and when to do it!" It is funny - but very TRUE! Imagine the life-long difference that you could make in your kids lives and the lives of those who come into your home and eat with you. By preparing healthy, simple and nourishing meals, you could help someone else decide to take their current and future health into their own hands by changing their diet. Get your kids involved in the kitchen as you prepare food. As you prepare meals, talk to them and let them get excited about what the fresh fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains will do for their bodies.