'Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!' Do your children’s Vancouver school teachers reward good behavior with candy or cookies? Don’t you think it’s a little strange to reward Delta children with something that is bad for them?

Using unhealthy food as a token of merit undermines Vancouver nutrition education and encourages over-consumption of foods high in added sugar and fat. It can also set a precedent for emotional eating, prompting BC kids to eat when they’re not really hungry.

According to a recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool age children and tripled for children aged 6-11 years. In short, about 20 percent of children are obese. Our children here in Richmond, Surrey, and Langley are no exception.

As a child health advocate based in Delta, I encourage all BC parents to use non-food alternatives when rewarding good behavior.

 

I reward my kids with a trip to the Richmond library or more outside play time. Food is used to fuel our bodies, not to reward us for doing things we should be doing anyway.

When my kids have had an active day at their favorite Richmond park we refuel with nuts and blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants. Another favorite snack we like to eat to recharge is made from the cacao plant and is also packed with antioxidants.

For more information about this delicious Vancouver kid-friendly snack and other children’s favorites, please contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Delta children’s nutrition blog.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9 604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
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I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

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