These guidelines are not that different from what you as a parent should be following. Kids will follow the example of their parents if the example is there.

We've gotten away from preparing foods at home. We are eating foods that are much higher in fat and calories and larger portion sizes. We've gotten away from physical activity.

If you do not feel comfortable with your body as it is, you are not likely to feel comfortable sharing it with someone else. Weight loss may help give you a more positive outlook about your body. Regular exercise and eating healthy can also help improve body image, even without weight loss.

This study further supports that parents eating and weight-control behaviors affect how adolescents feel about themselves.

A supplement of the active form of vitamin D would be the next option for those who just will not make even small changes, and likely to be a must in people over 50.

Kids don't need to be hyped up on coffee and caffeine.

As we age, we lose the ability to convert vitamin D into its usable form, so elderly people are at greater risk.

Teenagers should be encouraged to be physically active and eat a balanced diet. This means finding out what activities your teenager likes to do, and making those opportunities available.