With the growing obsession over food and social media, its no wonder that children today are struggling with food. Even adults are struggling with food, with some estimates saying that at least 1 in 11 Americans suffers from Food Addiction.
Who doesn’t want to raise kids who love and respect food? If we are not careful, though, what we end up doing is raising our kids to be afraid of food and afraid of their bodies. The result is an epidemic of disordered eating and body image issues.
Most parents focus on getting their kids to eat healthy. But what if you could have kids who not only ate healthy, but also have a healthy relationship with food? It’s possible, but it may require a few changes in the way you approach your kids’ eating habits.
There are a few key things you can do to raise kids who have a healthy relationship with food.
First, it’s important to model healthy eating habits yourself. If you’re always snacking on unhealthy junk food, your kids will likely do the same. Instead, make sure to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
It’s also important to encourage your kids to be active and to get plenty of exercise. This will help them maintain a healthy weight and will make them less likely to crave unhealthy foods.
Finally, it’s important to talk to your kids about food and nutrition. Help them to understand the importance of eating healthy foods and why it’s important to limit their intake of sugary and fatty foods.
By teaching your kids these things, you can help them develop a healthy relationship with food that will last a lifetime.