Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
Parents need to be cognizant of the lifestyle examples they set for their children, according to a USA Today story quoting from a study published by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The Childrens Obesity Fund, and its co-founders Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi, encourage parents to be good role models for their children by leading healthy, active lifestyles themselves.
This same report goes on to cite doctors who say that when parents start teaching their kids about healthy eating and exercising at a young age, they’re more likely to follow those habits their entire life. It is important that parents find fun ways to exercise routinely with their kids and that they also cook for them most nights instead of eating out.
We tend to forget that children are learning and absorbing everything their parents do, and as a result might pick up unhealthy behaviors, says Childrens Obesity Fund co-founder Dr. Michael Omidi. If we engage in healthy activities and make sure that we not only feed our children nutritious food, but allow them to see us enjoying healthy meals as well, we can cause those good habits to adhere.