Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesdays Teaching Moment: "Did You Ruin Your Child's Eating Habits?" By Charles Stuart Platkin, the Diet Detective
Today's teaching Moment:
One website I like to frequent is "Diet Detective.com" where Charles Stuart Platkin teaches...
Think Before You Eat. I liked what he had to say about who is responsible for our children's bad/good eating habits. Hopefully you will gain some insight into this problem and ultimately be the best teacher and influence in your children's lives.
Did You Ruin Your Child’s Eating Habits?
"Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed studies published since 1980 that looked at children’s and parents’ dietary intake. What they found is that parents don't have as much influence as previously thought. Researchers believe that children's eating habits are influenced by many factors, including schools, local food"Diet Detec environment, government guidelines that regulate school meals "and the broader food environment that is influenced by food production, distribution and advertising.” This doesn't mean parents are off the hook — just that they’re not completely responsible. Parents should still set a good example and eat healthfully (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low–carb and low–fat) in front of their kids — it matters."
About Charles Stuart Platkin:
Charles Stuart Platkin, the Diet Detective, has made it his life's mission to help people lose weight and get healthy by encouraging them to think before they eat.
Charles Stuart Platkin, PhD, MPH, is one of the country's leading nutrition and public health advocates; his syndicated health, nutrition, and fitness column appears in more than 100 daily newspapers nationally, including the Honolulu Advertiser, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, and The State. Platkin is the host of WE tv's series, I Want To Save Your Life. He is also the founder and editor of the health and fitness network, DietDetective.com (part of the Everyday Health Network), which offers nutrition, food, and fitness information along with a weight-loss program that provides customizable meal plans and fitness regimens that put his wellness principles into action. He is a health expert and blogger on Everydayhealth.com and Active.com.
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