Start with yourself: Honestly evaluate your family’s habits and the kind of role model you want to be.
Think healthy behaviors, not weight.
This is not a disscussion about anyone’s weight, it’s a discussion about making good choices for your bodies.
Keep goals reasonable. If your family drinks surgary beverages every day, it would be unreallistic to set a goal to not drink them at all. Make small changes for positive progress.
Nobody’s perfect. If you have a bad day (and maybe you eat too many cookies), start again the next day.
Consult your doctor. “Healthy” is a relative term, and looks different on different people. It’s good to have an open relationship with your pediatrician to ensure they make healthy changes for the whole family.
Source: The Chronicle-Telegram Elyria, Oh. September 2012