Children want to be just like their moms and dads. If your little one sees that you love fishing and watching baseball, chances are he too will start doing these things and become just as big a fan. While this is great for teaching them how to mind their manners and drive a car, your kids following your example in terms of eating habits and weight may be detrimental if you are overweight.
According to a study conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and The University of Minnesota, a parent’s weight is a key contributor to a child’s weight loss. This is especially true with the child is enrolled in a family-based childhood obesity treatment.
“Parents are the most significant people in a child’s environment, serving as the first and most important teachers. They play a significant role in any weight-loss program for children, and this study confirms the importance of their example in establishing healthy eating and exercise behaviors for their kids,” explained Kerri N. Boutelle, PhD, an associate professor at UC San Diego.
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