University of Florida Joins Other Schools in the Fight Against Obesity

In *All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Courtney

When children are too young to make their own food choices, their parents tend to do it for them. But if their parents frequently provide them with unhealthy food, habits develop that can create health issues down the road. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences joined Rutgers University and West Virginia University in accepting a research grant to find ways to change eating habits in American homes.

The results is a program called HomeStyles that aims to risk reduce young childhood obesity by educating parents on how to find healthy food at affordable prices, develop healthy sleeping habits, and incorporating physical activity into the family’s life. The program will teach parents principles through 12 instructional guides that will help them adapt healthier behaviors to pass down to their children.

Parents can choose which topics are most relevant to them to make sure they get the most out of the program. Read more about how HomeStyles works here.

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