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This is the last of my 5 part series on feeding children. When in doubt, always remember the parent and child responsibilities. The parent plans the meal, prepares healthy options, and provides a positive environment. The child will choose whether or not to eat, what to eat (from the healthy options you provide), and how much to eat based on scheduled meals and snack times.
In this last series you will see a lot of overlap between this type of behavior and with “the child who overeats” (see previous blog Meal Wars – Part 3).
These were the words from a woman in my class. Let’s not jump to conclusions here…I will be the first one to tell you that I’m not the expert. It didn’t occur to me to pursue a “passion” until I was in my thirties after I got married. Now, your thinking, “What does this have to do with nutrition?” Here’s how:
With the New Year beginning, several people make New Year’s resolutions. But only 45% of folks who make a New Year’s resolution actually stick with it after 6 months. The problem…? They don’t make SMART goals.
S = Specific
M = Measureable
A = Attainable
R = Relevant
T = Tied to a deadline
Here’s an example: I want to exercise more. OK…good start but it’s too general. Think of the SMART goal. What type of exercise, how often, is it realistic for me (if I never have done it before)? These are all questions that should be answered when you develop your goal.
To Exercise or Not to Exercise? Is that really the question…? Our bodies not only rely on good, healthy food, but, also, on regular (physcial) activity. Regular physical activity happens to be what we need to live a healthy lifestyle.