Why are healthy eating habits important?

Teaching and modeling healthy eating habits is crucial during this age of high-fat fast foods, ever-present soda pop machines, resulting in increasing numbers of obese and overweight children. Children who are carrying too much weight (fat) may end up with serious health problems, including:

-High blood pressure.
-High cholesterol - to name just a few.

Healthy eating can help your child grow within normal weight limits, progress as determined by his genes, and have lots of energy for school, play and study. It's one of the most important basic essential habits you can teach your child to help him or her enjoy and benefit from a healthy life.

Of course, these habits are not just good for children. They're good for the whole family.