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raw "Sunny Delight" squash from our garden.
Why is it so hard for me to stick with what I know is good for me and my family? Quick answer: These are not habits I have followed my entire life.
My point here is not to blame the habits I created in childhood on my parents or grandparents, or school lunches or fast food--it may quite possibly have as much to do with how my brain is programmed--but what I do know is that I need to start creating healthy habits in my children TODAY and EVERY DAY. The more important part of this challenge for me will be sticking with it. I don't want my children thinking it's okay to "give up" on something because it is not easy.
So with renewed conviction, my kids and I will map out a plan this evening that works for our family that includes daily exercise, less convenience food and NO EXCUSES!
I would love to hear how you are working to create life-long healthy habits for your kids. Comment here or visit me at www.facebook.com/foodmommy.
Tools and Resources:
Nourish Interactive - Healthy Habit Goal Tracking Sheets
American Heart Association - Help Children Develop Healthy Habits
Sesame Street - Healthy Habits for Life
Super Healthy Kids - http://blog.superhealthykids.com/