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John Laurie

Business Development Officer, Young Enterprise Scotland

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What do we need to teach our kids about healthy eating and exercise?

Is it enough to be teaching our children about what foods are good and what foods are bad or do we need to do more than that, do we need to take the leap into leading a healthy active life ourselves and leading the next generation by example.


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  • Feb 27 2012: I think self discipline is a huge issue at the heart of this. I basically believe that if children are taught stronger self discipline then they become more likely to choose what is right over what is easy. For example going and buying fast food rather than cooking a healthy meal or sitting around all day playing video games instead of going outside and getting proper exercise. Children need much stronger self discipline, taught so that they learn what is right and how to control their choices.
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      Feb 27 2012: i think i know what you mean. we should encourage self discipline in general rather than trying to tackle the symptom

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