Healthy Role Model

As parents know, children are like little sponges soaking up everything in their environment. This includes habits, attitudes and viewpoints about eating and exercise. They can learn these traits from their parents, siblings (especially older siblings) or a another caregiver. They copy older people in their lives like a practice run in grown up behavior, typically hoping to please their parents.
Role modeling healthy behaviors and attitudes is the most effective and powerful way to teach your children how to eat healthfully and be physically active. Kids often want to do what others do so remember what messages you are sending to your children about healthful eating and physical activity. The best way to help children learn how to be healthy is to eat healthier and be active yourself.