The national child obesity rate is an alarming 19%. With summer coming to a close and the school year starting, teaching your children healthy eating habits can help your children (or teen) maintain a healthy weight and now and to adulthood.
Try to make mealtimes enjoyable and stress free. Meal times are not a time for arguing or discipline. Unpleasant mealtimes could cause children to eat quickly to leave the room as soon as possible. This could lead your child to associate eating with stress. Also, try to have specific eating areas in the home as allowing food throughout the house can lead to unhealthy eating habits.
Did you know? Eating in front of the T.V. can cause you to consume 30% more calories.