Disclosure: Cabot Cheese has invited me to help them promote ChopChop magazine mentioned in this post with a giveaway for the magazine and a $25 Cabot Cheese Gift Box. I am a member of the Cabot Fit team and on the Cabot Cheese Board. I was not compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.
What mother hasn’t asked the question, “ How can I get my kids to eat better?”
Today, childhood obesity is the number one health concern of parents in the U.S. (topping drug abuse and smoking). Sadly, one in 3 children and teens is overweight or obese, (nearly triple the rate in 1963). This national problem is putting our children at risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, elevated blood lipid levels, liver problems, sleep apnea and some cancers. Furthermore, obesity can have a negative impact on a child’s self esteem , behavior, friendships, and academic performance. Please note, overweight children can also be undernourished by over consuming calories but under consuming important nutrients.
As a registered dietitian and mother myself, I am committed to resolving both hunger and obesity. One of my favorite recommendations for helping children learn to make healthy food choices and establish lifelong healthy eating habits is to cook and eat together as a family! (Join the CHOPCHOP cooking club free and pledge to cook dinner together once a month for 6 months.) Research has shown that children involved in choosing and preparing meals are more interested in eating what they’ve created. That’s why I’m so excited about today’s giveaway: a one year subscription to ChopChop Magazine and a $25 Cabot Cheese Gift Box.
Must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years old to participate. Contest ends at midnight, Oct. 24, 2015.