You are your child’s role model

I was going to make either Raita (yogurt dip with veggies from India) or home made baked tortilla chips for my first around the world child food recipe but my 2 year old woke up with a fever today and has refused to eat anything except Milk.  Since she is going to be my kid judge for this, I figured I am going to try the recipe out tomorrow (or as soon as she is willing to try food).

In the meantime here’s an interesting statistic from the American Diabetes Association.  I had posted on how Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and how as parents we should eat breakfast whether we are breakfast people or not since children learn from us.  Here’s what ADA has to say:

The American Dietetic Association says 40 percent of kids cite their parents as their top role model. Seventy percent say they turn to their parents for information on nutrition and healthy eating. If you can set a good example, you have a fighting chance of countering the $1.6 billion a year the food industry spends to sell a chubby lifestyle to your kids. (So far, the marketers are winning. The USDA estimates that the average 6- to 11-year-old consumes around 1,985 calories a day, even though the average young couch potato needs just 1,250 to 1,680.)

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