Just in time for summer, parents can now rest easy knowing they will have a trusted resource to help keep their kids healthy and active this season. Registered Dietitian Laura Cipullo has written Healthy Habits, a one-stop lesson book that acts as a guide for parents on keeping their kids fit and healthy.
The mission of Healthy Habits, which is the first installment in Cipullo's The Mommy Manual Series, is to help parents guide children towards develop a positive relationship with food and eating. Culled from Laura’s years of experience as an RD, Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator, in addition to being a mom of two (check out her blog, Mom Dishes It Out, which details her own trials & tribulations of getting her kids to eat healthy), Healthy Habits provides eight lessons and accompanying handouts to parents and educators. Healthy Habits is the must-have guide for those teaching nutrition and fitness that shares an empowering messaging that should always be used when discussing food in front of children. It contains recipes and an "everyday" vs. "sometimes" food index.
"My dream is that every child will have a healthy, positive relationship with food," says Cipullo. "This begins with the parents. Parents need to know there are no 'good' foods or 'bad' foods -- these word associations can have a long-lasting effect on certain children. There are only 'sometimes' foods and 'everyday' foods. It's little tricks like this that can go a long way when dealing with impressionable young children."
Childhood obesity is on the rise, as are eating disorders amongst children. Healthy Habits was developed in response to this, and is an eight-week program that can be used continuously throughout the development of the child's life.
Available for purchase on www.themommymanualseries.
com for just $67, parents and educators will never need another resource for developing healthy eating habits for children.
I was given the chance to look over the website. Most moms that I know have complained that kids don't come with a manual. Now, at least there is a manual to help them eat better. I need this manual! My oldest will eat anything once. He approaches food with an open mind and he prefers water to sweet drinks. He doesn't have a sweet tooth and he tries to eat healthy food. My youngest is the complete opposite. Wow. He sneaks food, so if I have anything sweet in the house, I hide it...I don't want to completely keep him from his cravings because I think it will be harmful later on if he is completely restricted. I need help with him. This resource is just what I need. It is filled with ideas and I am looking forward to trying these new methods to ensure my children develop a healthy relationship with food. The website is easy to use and full of great information!