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Parent Role Modeling


Top Ten Mindful Eating Steps to Teach Kids

You want your child to eat healthy meals. To drink milk, eat more fruits and vegetables, less candy, and no soda. You want them to…


Using Candy as a Reward Leaves a Very Bad Taste

I recently received a copy of a letter sent home to parents by the principal of an elementary school. In the letter, the principal stated that the…


Rethinking Rewards: Healthy Tips for Meeting Goals

Rewards are a common tool parents use to motivate and encourage their children to perform certain activities such as cleaning the house or getting good…


Seven Food Rules

Trying to be the best parent for your children is a tough job and feeding them can make it even more challenging. While most parents…


Overcoming Media Influences To Promote Healthy Self Images

How can we foster a healthy self-image in our children? Many parents may be overwhelmed by the constant presence of advertising, marketing, and social media.…


Top 5 Nutrition Tips To Practice What We Preach

Whether we like it or not, parents are role models for their children. As children develop, they watch what their parents do and pick up…


PARENTING the Super Kid at Meal Times!

Here are a few tips on how to best utilize your PARENTING skills at meal times! Parent role modeling is key to creating healthy eating…


Overcoming Media Influences To Promote Healthy Self Images

How can we foster a healthy self-image in our children? Many parents may be overwhelmed by the constant presence of advertising, marketing, and social media.…


How To Help Your Child Choose Foods Wisely

“By modeling healthy living for a youngster, adults not only improve their own personal wellness, but help set the stage for the whole family’s lifestyle…


How Grocery Stores Speak to Our Children When We’re Not Listening

Whether you are aware of it or not, your children are enthusiastic shoppers. Each and every day children are bombarded with messages urging them to…


Shop, Cook and Eat Together to Strengthen Your Family’s Healthy Habits

Including your children in the meal preparation process increases their interest and appetite for healthy eating. When parents convey interest and enthusiasm for cooking nutritious…


Encouraging Your Children To Be Physically Active

In addition to eating habits, parents can also impact the amount of physical activity their children engage in. The increased prevalence of overweight children is a result…


Do As I Do

Moms and Dads, your child is watching! He has been watching your movements and noticing odors for as long as you have put him near the kitchen.…


Dad’s Health Habits Can Make a Family Difference!

It is well established that parental modeling is important in developing good dietary habits in children. Now Dad has more of a reason to maintain…


Controlling Portions for You and Your Family

When dining out and anxiously waiting for your meal to come, it’s hard not to notice the sizes of the entrees passing by. A single individual receive…


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