Farmington Hills, MI (October 9, 2007)--- National School Lunch Week, October 15 through 19, promotes the importance of school nutrition programs as part of the overall education day. However, nutrition education shouldn't just be part of the school day. Parents need to be involved in their children's meal planning and encourage them to make healthy choices everyday.
Denise Holmes, a registered dietitian at Botsford Hospital, says, "The most effective way to get kids to eat healthy is to set a good example. If you are eating unhealthy foods, your kids will do the same."
Holmes offers the following tips on making sure your kids eat healthy at home and at school.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight
To learn more about promoting healthy weight in children, please go to www.emc.cmich.edu/healthyweight.
Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2006 Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Botsford's Web address is www.botsford.org.
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