Healthy Eating Month Interview With Matt Rothert
Profession: Studio Manager and Teacher Liason – YogaGlo ; Yoga Teacher
Location: Santa Monica Manhattan Beach
Q: What does healthy eating mean to you?
To me, healthy eating means being conscious of what you are putting into your body. Your food is your fuel. I believe the best fuel for our bodies are things that come from the earth. Locally grown, whole foods that are grown locally and organically are the best fuels. Healthy eating also involves the preparation of foods that we eat. Being mindful when we are making food. Finally, blessing your food and being present when your are eating it. This to me is healthy eating.
Q: Why do you think it is important for children to learn about healthy eating?
I believe it is important for children to learn about healthy eating so that they can have the greatest opportunity to grow and prosper into the amazing people that they were born to be. Children’s bodies are growing so rapidly that what they eat has a direct effect on their long term health and well being. When children start with good eating habits when they are young, then they know what it means as they grow older and will have the opportunity to make the right decisions when it comes to the fuel that they put in their bodies.
Q: What can we do to urge children to choose healthy options?
Educate and leading by example are the best ways that I know to urge children to choose healthy options. Also, only offer healthy options. Would you like an apple or some carrots?