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Eat Your Vegetables! and Other Mistakes Parents Make

By: Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD

As a fitness professional, you know that raising active, healthier eaters is a top priority. This course shows attendees how to guide parents in their efforts to shape the child psyche so kids embrace fruits, vegetables and a myriad of other healthful foods without constant mealtime battles, bribes and downright coercion. The strategies are based on scientifically-proven strategies, expert advice and real-life examples.

  1. List parents' biggest concerns about their kids' eating habits.
  2. Describe the current state of children's nutrition habits.
  3. Explain how children develop food preferences.
  4. Describe several common strategies parents use to encourage healthy eating and how they might backfire.
  5. Identify various methods parents can use to encourage healthy eating.
  6. List several ways fitness professionals can support parents in their efforts to encourage healthy eating.
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