Not only are their food choices similar to their parents but to what the children’s parents learned from their parents (grandparents) and even to commercials on television. While it’s good to see they are getting this information published in the medical journals, how about getting studies like these published in magazines like Parenting or even better one of the national tabloids with their huge circulation, The National Enquirer?
I liked that they came up with the suggestion “that parents might view a trip to the store as an educational experience”. I taught my children since they were two years old while driving down the street and passing by the fast food restaurants that they were “yuck”.
As they got older I explained how all that fast food, sodas, candy and ice cream tastes good but it’s not good for you and can make you sick if you eat it a lot or often.
Today my children at seven and ten enjoy excellent health and have not had the typical pediatrician visits that most children are subjected to. Yes they have had their share of colds but they are treated with home remedies, vitamins, chiropractic and healthy foods.
You can do the same for you children. Don’t leave your kids at home next time you go to the chiropractor. Children have a spine too and can benefit from chiropractic care despite what some pediatricians may say. Find a chiropractor that treats children, teach your children about why it’s important to make better food choices but most important be the role model. We need to walk our talk and NOT just tell our children “do as I say not as I do”.
Too many tummy aches, allergies, vomiting are directly related to the snack foods, sodas, french fries, candy, chips etc. kids and adults consume. Better food choices means healthier parents, kids and less money spent going to the doctor for symptoms that can be prevented.