Eat As I Say, Not As I Do

Most moms are more focused on their children’s nutrition than on their own, reports a recent survey from the International Food Information Council Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Less than 20 percent of parents with children under age 18 think they have a “very” or “extremely” healthful diet. In addition, nearly 70 percent say they worry more about the healthfulness of the foods and beverages they buy for their children than for themselves.

The majority of the more than 1,000 participants in the survey also believe it’s good for their health to sit down and have meals as a family.