My husband and I raised two kids and are still raising the youngest two, and although we've made some mistakes, I'm happy to say that failing to provide a healthy lifestyle wasn't one of them. As our food production becomes more complicated and secretive, one thing remains easy to understand: clean, chemical-free, whole foods provide the best way toward glowing health for our kids. There are ways to raise a healthy child without fat shaming them.
We all want our kids to be healthy, to have energy and a strong immune system. But in a world where body shamers are everywhere, it's difficult to stay on the right side of the line between instilling healthy habits and accidentally fat-shaming your child. It's important to keep the focus on health and off of appearance by choosing words like "health" and "energy" and phrases like "full of life" and "strong body." When you talk about health with your kiddos, how they look doesn't ever have to come up. It's about how they feel and what they can accomplish in life when they eat healthy foods. If your child likes karate, focus on how eating healthy means a stronger kick. f your child loves Pokemon cards, let them know they'll have stronger trading skills if their brains are sharp from eating well.
Take a look at how you can help your kids to understand, value, and embody healthy food choices, while learning to love the bodies they were given.