The article brought to light some of the negative outcomes that can result if children (and parents) are not educated on safe diet and exercise habits. It discusses that although there is an obesity epidemic, the prevalence of eating disorders has also been on the rise. Let's define the word diet (from dictionary.com): food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health: Milk is a wholesome article of diet.
I came across an interesting article this morning and thought it was definitely an important one to share!
While its commonly associated with weight loss and fad eating trends in the media, our "diet" is simply what we eat every day, it is a part of our lifestyle and it is important that children understand the difference between a healthy diet and a fad diet. Our eating habits set examples; so next time you use the word "diet" make sure the word healthy comes before it because you never know if little ears might be listening!
What are you making for dinner tonight as a part of your healthy diet? I'd love to know!