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10 Tips from Dominique Dawes on Keeping Kids Healthy

Make the Most of Your Time Together

Just because time may seem limited doesn't mean that those pockets of 5, 10 or 15 minutes are throwaway minutes. Instead, make the most of the time that you have together as a family.

Dawes takes dinner as a guiding example. This is an opportunity to come together as a family and create meaningful moments. Turn off the TV and really pay attention to each other while you talk. She also says dinnertime presents a unique chance to learn together as a family.

In fact, information about nutrition and physical activity is just a click away on your computer. Print out what you find about the definition of a calorie, food groups and exercises. Try one lesson each dinnertime. To get started, check out the following resources: