After taking my six-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter to a Coach Eatright event, I was so impressed with what they learned. They both came home and started keeping track of their food. We kept markers on the kitchen table, and they kept track of not only what they were eating, but how much they were eating. Not only did it teach about correct portions, but what foods fall into what food groups, what foods were unhealthy, and the benefits of eating healthy foods.
I think what I like best about the Coach EatRight program is that is covers so many different areas of nutrition and eating habits: the benefits choosing the right foods, the benefit of exercising daily, and drinking plenty of water. The books are a wonderful tool for explaining to children how "bad" foods can make you feel, and why a healthy diet is so important. They are very well written, and my kids enjoyed reading them with me.
I would highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to encourage and teach the importance of healthy diet and exercise to their children, in a way they will interact with and learn from.
Allison T. Walsh