A weight reduction program for dads had the beneficial “side-effect” of increasing activity and improving diet in their grade school children! Reports the International Journal of Obesity:
The HDHK (‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’) program resulted in significant weight loss and improved health-related outcomes in fathers and improved eating and physical activity among children. Targeting fathers is a novel and efficacious approach to improving health behavior in their children.
It’s a family affair!