It’s hardly news that millions of American kids are at an unhealthy weight. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, and more than one-third of children are overweight or obese.
But that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel. “When you establish a base of healthy habits at home, you’re setting a critical tone for your family.” says Sally Kuzemchak, a registered dietitian and the author of Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide. “No matter what your children may be exposed to outside of your family, they’ll still circle back to what’s familiar to them.”