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:
1) Come Join our Parent Walking Groups
2) Come Workout with Your Teen
The best way to help your teen build healthy eating habits is to set a good example. Here are the top 5 tips to promote healthy eating: 1) Have regular family meals, 2) Cook more meals at home, 3) Get your teen involved in shopping for groceries and preparing meals, 4) Make a variety of healthy snacks available, and 5) Limit portion sizes.
At the Lean Teen Program, we are strongly committed to helping you and your family build healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Thank you again for your support and for being a great role model!