After a long summer break, our teens are finally back to school and focused on classes! As you get adjusted to the first month of school this is a great opportunity to create new healthy habits for your kids and the entire family. As experts in counseling families and teens, here are the top 5 tips we recommend to help you and your family get off to a healthy start: Continue reading
Celebrating Thanksgiving with family is one of our favorite time of the year! However, while the holidays are a time to get together with family and friends, every party and gathering is also an excuse to take a holiday from your healthy eating habits. Here are 5 nutrition tips that will help you and your family cut calories without depriving anyone of a true Thanksgiving feast: Continue reading
Do you know what the No. 1 way in which a parent can help their child lose weight and develop healthy habits? According to research, the best way for parents to help their children shed excess pounds is to be a healthy role model. This is why we are proactively investing in our parents!
According to Kerri Boutelle, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of California, “Parents are the most significant people in a child’s environment, serving as their most important teachers. They play a significant role in any weight-loss program for children, and studies confirm the importance of their example in establishing healthy eating and exercise behaviors for their kids.”
3 Things YOU Can do to be a Healthy Role Model:
Any meal can be transformed into a healthy plate. Compare these meal makeovers and you will be amazed how just a few changes can make a big difference.
Here are 5 easy tips to follow to makeover any plate:
1) Add more fruits and vegetable to every meal.
2) Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free drinks.
3) Eat five smaller meals instead of two big meals.
4) Feel full by getting more fiber and nutrients.
5) Try healthy snacks and avoid empty calories.