What is a role model? Someone you look up to, someone you want to model your life or actions after. Many of us do not see ourselves as role models, especially in the area of physical activity. With Hollywood actors and actresses portraying unrealistic images of attractiveness, and extreme sports being in the spotlight (i.e. Crossfit), it is hard to think about leading anyone, including yourself, to be fit.
By Maryam Funmilayo
Just recently, the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (ADN), chose August as ‘Kids Eat Right’ month. The purpose of this month-long observation is to highlight the efforts of many people in various communities and organizations to battle child obesity and implement child-friendly healthy initiatives. In this respect, I will highlight a few important suggestions that faith communities may try, in order to improve the lives of children through healthy eating and physical activity.