When it comes to setting a good example for your children, you’re the leader. And being the leader is a full-time job. With the childhood obesity rate growing at a steady pace, and the onset of normally adult diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, now appearing in early teens, you can’t afford to take a break.
While Halloween may not seem so at first glance, it’s actually one of the best times to reinforce healthy eating habits in your child’s mind.
Start by making a point of talking to your children about candy and how it fits in their daily diet. Good food choices don’t stop just because there is a bucket full of candy on the couch. Set limits on what they eat, and if you need to, take control of the candy supply. Freeze it. Put it on the top shelf. Take it to work and let your co-workers deal with it.
Next, walk the walk. Be in control, and remain positive. Don’t let your children see you sneaking in extra treats, and don’t let them hear you ramble on about how tempting everything is, or how you want to have something but you can’t.
Remember, candy isn’t good or bad, it’s just candy. And the more you can treat it as such, the less it will appear as such a coveted treat.
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