As we enter into the holiday season, people all over the country will count their blessings and be mindful of what they’re thankful for during Thanksgiving. The holidays also bring along with it delicious treats and excess eating, but that’s a topic to discuss another time.
Today we’re talking about the youth of the nation and their eating habits. As we recently discussed on the Truehope blog, the American diet is broken, with less than 3 percent of Americans living what is considered a “healthy lifestyle.” And, unfortunately, the unhealthy choices and decision making tactics by the adults in this world are more than likely being passed down to the children that they are raising.
Just like teachers in the public school system are tasked with educating our children on topics such as math, history, and science, there are also lessons that need to be taught to our children in regards to health. Now, the question is: are you setting a great example for your child?
More Fruits and Vegetables = Better Mental Wellbeing
If most American adults are making bad food and overall health choices throughout the day, it’s safe to assume that the children they are raising will also fall into the same type of cycle as they grow older.