We participated in the Visa Health and Wellness Fair yesterday. I had a lot of fun talking with employees, who are also parents, about our tools and tips to help them bring nutrition to the home.
I was touched by many moms and even some dads! - who shared with me their stories about their children who are overweight. They did not want to make their kids feel embarrassed by pointing out their weight issue and weren't sure what they could do to help. I also met moms who had kids that were of normal weight but refused to eat vegetables or drink milk. Bottom line, were not eating a balanced meal from all the food groups so they were missing some important nutrients.
I think the key messages that I heard myself say over and over again:
I know it is a repeated message but when I talk with parents and hear their stories, I feel the importance of this message and I am reminded why I have started this website.
Resources for parents: