As a part of celebrating nutrition month, and as a parent in general, educating children about healthy foods and instilling healthy eating habits is a very important task. However, we need to remember this tip from the aboutourkids.org website:
"Be a role model
Children learn by experience - look at your own food habits and ideas about weight. The goal is to...have a positive self-image, based on more than a number on a scale." -aboutourkids.org
Kids do learn from parents more than any other educator and the best way to make sure kids are learning about health and nutrition is by showing them how we ourselves view health and nutrition. So, lets pick up an apple, look in the mirror and be satisfied, and be the example we want our kids to follow!