Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nutrition Lessons We Can Learn From Our Kids

There are many important things that we need to teach children as they grow - but they have many natural behaviors that we shouldn't try to change. In fact, we can learn a few things from kids! Here are some important lessons:    

Eat when you're hungry.  From the time they are born, babies know when and how much they need to eat - and they cry to let us know too! As they grow, this important instinct can be un-learned. By the time we are adults, most of us have learned to eat for many other reasons besides hunger - mealtimes, tempting food, advertising, free food, stress, anger, boredom, reward and celebration. By recognizing the difference between needing to eat and wanting to eat, adults can re-learn when and how much to eat too.

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