I feel it is a responsibility for the adults in a child's life to set boundaries in all areas. I think its so important for kids to know they can trust their parents to make the decisions for them that are going to benefit them most. I think we are their teachers and protectors (of even their health). I have such compassion for the multitude of teens and adults I see each day struggling from poor childhood dietary habits that have carried over into adulthood. I understand occasional treats (as prior posters mentioned).
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
current weight: 105.0
Fitness Minutes: (11,210)
2/11/14 1:56 P
I've personally never understood the appeal. My 12 year old loves em, but he knows they arent real fruit and mom doesnt buy them very much, if at all. He knows actual fruit, granola and yogurt are always better snack choices anyway and quite enjoys them. But give that kid a pack of gummy fruit and he thinks he hit the lottery or something. LOL
It may only be one step, measuring mere inches, but it IS a measurable amount of movement that is aimed in the right direction. Remember this the next time you feel you've not done enough and get discouraged. ~Me
Pounds lost: 79.0
Fitness Minutes: (734)
110 1/26/14 4:48 P
I LOVE fruit snacks! I don't always have fresh fruit available, (at work, for instance) but the vending machine ALWAYS has fruit snacks. I know, plan ahead and buy fruit. It never lasts in my house. Between my husband and my daughter, a three pound bag of apples or oranges don't last long enough for me to take fruit to work every day. Hence, FRUIT SNACKS!!!!!!!!! :)
current weight: 144.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,730)
1,970 1/23/14 1:16 P
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