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Building Healthy Family Habits

Great thoughts on building health family habits. Michael and I intend to do all of these things with our future family!

Baptist Health For You

building-healthy-family-habits All parents want healthy children, but with demands on time and energy, it’s easy to fall into bad habits – eating fast food while watching TV and getting very little exercise.

Considering the alarming rise in child obesity, a healthy family lifestyle is more important than ever. Take the time to teach your child about the importance of nutrition and exercise. Better yet, make the changes necessary to improve the overall health of the whole family.

  • Healthy Eating. Stock up on healthy foods, since most kids eat what’s available at home. Have a variety of fruits and vegetables on hand, and be a role model for your children by eating and enjoying these foods yourself. Substitute fatty foods with lean meats, whole grains and healthy snacks such as low-fat yogurt and peanut butter and celery.
  • Make meals together. Kids are more likely to try new, healthy foods if they have…

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