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The Nutrition Nook ~ Momfluence: Your Power to Get the Family to Eat Healthy » My Faith

 The Nutrition Nook ~ Momfluence: Your Power to Get the Family to Eat Healthy » My Faith

 The Nutrition Nook ~ Momfluence: Your Power to Get the Family to Eat Healthy » My Faith

I recently read an article (http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/do-parents-really-influence-kidsrsquo-eating-habits) stating that parental influence on diet is limited.  The study gave more influential credit to external sources like commercials, what other kids are eating, and the nutritionally devoid options that most schools serve for breakfast or lunch.  However, this study was done on a small sample – not sure how small they mean when they say small, 10? 50? Who knows?

I’d love to know what your experience was when you were growing up.  Did your family’s dietary habits rub off on you?  I remember when my mom began to eat tofu, she eliminated red meat, fried foods and even dairy.  We all turned our noses up at her new diet for the longest.  Eventually, we saw the changes it made in her and got on board.  She never said a word.  She just did.  Oh, and she didn’t buy crap like chips and cookies, so if we wanted that, we had to get it ourselves.

Make a promise to yourself to use the power that you have to 1) Be the example, 2) Let your kitchen be a nag free, worry free zone, and 3) Exercise your control over what’s eaten within your household by providing healthy, delicious meals and snacks.  Try it, and let me know how that works out for you!

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