Thursday, August 14, 2008

Parental Role Modeling-Food

Parents: Disease-Proof your off-springs with these sensible tips:
Eat Right.
If you eat right, in harmoney with nature, your kids are likely to role model your actions. That means five servings of organic fruits and veggies each day, variety of whole grains instead of refined products, and a limited number of red meats and sugar-laden processed foods.
Move It.
Inspire your kids to get 60 minutes of vigorous exercise most days of the week by engaging in your own fitness program. Discuss the many values of being active with your kids too.
Avoid smoking and smokers. Don't smoke, don't hang out around smokers, and chat with your youngsters about the dangers of smoking.
Practice skin Maintenance. Protect your own skin from the sun, and slather your kids too. And teach them this American Cancer Society jingle: Slip! Slop! Slap! Wrap! Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap sunglasses around your eyes.

If a parent has the defeatist attitude that they are not good at something, his or her children will pick up on that and follow the same path.