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By incorporating some of their simple and fun techniques, you too can influence good eating habits and an active lifestyle in your children. Breaking old habits and replacing them with new, healthy habits 芒鈧€?Our moms know first-hand the hardships of being overweight. They recognized that they had to change their own behavior toward food and exercise before they could serve as positive role models for their children. 芒鈧揑f a home is stocked with poor food choices such as junk food, the kids will eat it because it's readily available,芒鈧?said Alison Devers Fenty Puma Rihanna Leather Creepers Blanche Argent Pas Cher , a mother of 5 who has lost 69 pounds since January 2005. 芒鈧揚arents and guardians decide what food will be on the table and in the kitchen,芒鈧?said Devers. Now a certified personal trainer, Devers芒鈧劉 personal transformation journey led to a profound awakening and a desire to make a difference in what she calls the 芒鈧搉ational obesity epidemic.芒鈧?Today, she volunteers as a coach for a local Girls Cross Country Team and promotes healthy values in adolescents. Some healthy eating and snack tips shared include:芒鈧?Have fruits and veggies readily available as snacks. Pre-cut and bag them for little hands to easily grab. 芒鈧?Don芒鈧劉t stock soda and beverages high in sugar 芒鈧€?out of sight, out of mind. 芒鈧?Pack your child芒鈧劉s lunch; this helps you control what they eat. For young children, make foods fun by packaging them with stickers and fun little notes.芒鈧?Prepare and serve healthy, nutritious meals at home. 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Suzie Esche-Donner, an Illinois mother of 4 girls, witnessed this truth first-hand. 芒鈧撁⑩偓娄Watching them [kids] adapt to my way of eating and doing things really opened my eyes as to how much kids really do learn from example,芒鈧?said Suzie, proudly adding, 芒鈧揗y kids went from eating junk food to asking for fruit, yogurt Fenty Puma Rihanna Velvet Creepers Bordeaux En ligne , and veggies.芒鈧? Just over 1-year and 80 pounds ago, to spare her kids embarrassment or from being teased about having a fat mom, Suzie would stay in the family car while they played sports. One day, she simply decided it was time to change 芒鈧€?and those changes soon rubbed off on her kids. Suzie recalled, 芒鈧揑 switched from chips and cookies, to fruit and veggies; low and behold, so did they. 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Despite what you may think, vying for a child芒鈧劉s attention is easy as long as you make it fun. 芒鈧揗y kids love to workout with me,芒鈧?agreed Cynthia Restauri, the professional mother of 2 who has shed more than 36 pounds (since January 2005). For Restauri and the others in the group, their families have committed to spending more time doing physical activities together such as taking a hike Acheter Homme Puma Suede Classic Verte Blanche , riding bikes or playing ball. When you engage in physical activities as a family, remember that wide age and ability ranges exist. Some suggestions for keeping everyone involved and having fun include:芒鈧?Include at least one activity that will make each child feel successful, while other activities can act to stretch their abilities. 芒鈧?Designate 芒鈧損lay dates.芒鈧?For example, make every Tuesday a walk date by going for a walk after dinner. 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