Welcome to a new category of my blog simply called ‘Healthy Tips.” Many times, when I write articles for various publications, I need to find sources for the story. Recently, I wrote an article for Yahoo Shine (click here) about keeping kids healthy. I was looking for experts and parents to chime in and give their favorite ‘tips’ to help kids (and their families) lead a healthy lifestyle.
The feedback for the story was amazing. The sources had some fantastic points of view that could not be ignored, and I thought their opinions should be viewed on the Your Health Journal web site.
So, enjoy my new series, with some ‘great’ insight from some ‘great’ people giving exceptional and educational points of view.
“My #1 tip is to NOT use food as a reward. For example, don’t bribe with candy or other sugary, fattening foods. Instead, if you’re going to bribe or give “dessert”, do so with fresh berries or other healthy snacks.”
“Starting at a young age, it’s important that children don’t equate being “good” with being rewarded with fattening and junk food.”
– Stephanie Mansour, CEO of Step It Up with Steph