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Your Diet and Your Child

Updated on July 29, 2012

Eat Healthy, Have Control

Whats for dinner? A slice or two of cheese pizza and a can or two of of your favorite pizza. I mean lets face pizza isn't the same without some soda. I mean this meal is perfect every once in awhile. But, what might not be okay is what is in front of you every night at dinner. Sweet tea, sodas, juice how about some water?

As an adult you can make diet choices for yourself. Who am I to say you cannot have a can of coke with your Chinese takeout? But, when it comes to your child there should be some standards.

In my home we have iced water or milk with every meal. Except every once in awhile when we will all have a sugary drink like coke or sweet tea. But, it doesn't stop at the dinner table. Our children watch us close they know when you had more cookies or more ice cream then they did.

Portion control is not just about weight it is about feeling right and awake. Its about being healthy. If we teach our children to eat healthy and to have the right idea of portion control. When our children become obese who do you think they will blame? McDonald’s? Pizza Hut? How about the person who purchased the food?

What do you say when your child sees you in the cabinet sneaking snacks? Do you tell them no and send them away confused, or do you give in and let them have their snack, knowing they are not really hungry?


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    • Traci21 profile image

      Traci 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I didn't say health problems, I said obese. Obesity is caused by eating more calories then what the body can burn. If it is a health problem the child should still eat healthy? As I also stated if we do not eat healthy we will be tired and unhealthy. If one is worried about the foods that are served at school maybe that person should consider packing a lunch for their child. However, I have not seen where schools have served unhealthy meals? Or maybe that is just the schools that were around me?

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      kaiyan717 5 years ago from West Virginia

      I don't think that blame should be immediate. Weight fluxuates, as does each circumstance. Some children will become large as a precursor to chemical imbalances or other medical issues. Parents control a lot of what their child eats, however schools feed them as well, some children get as many as 2 meals served there a day. Why does fault always need to be found?