Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One Step Closer to Teaching Our Children about the Important Role of Nutrition

I found this article (Home Away From Home: to be most helpful to new moms that might be researching child care programs or already have their child in a program. The article discusses child care programs as a "home away from home" and "where our children adopt early nutrition-related behaviors". With today's economy and both parents working, child care is utilized by more families in the US, therefore they have a huge influence in our child's food choices and future health.

It is already a known fact that child obesity is becoming an epidemic and that 1/3 of our nations children are carrying too much weight. Our children our watching us eat!! I appreciated the statement..."Young children appear more likely than older children to be influenced by adults in an eating environment".

As a registered dietitian and health care professional, it is my role to educate the community on the importance of nutrition and especially the role we plays as adults in our children's future health. If you or anyone would like for me to come speak (for free) at your child care program, school, or after school care please contact me at