LU4L Family

Good health is a family affair!

While it may not seem like it - between picky eaters and willful teenagers - parents have a huge impact on the health and behaviors of their children.

Whether you're conscious of it or not, parents and caregivers are important health role models. Your choices shape your child's attitudes and actions, affecting their overall health both now and well into their adulthood.

That's why it's so important to establish healthy eating and exercise habits as a family. A home environment that promotes activity and wellness (not just thinness) will benefit everyone, and it will help your child maintain good health and positive self-esteem.

To help motivate your kids to eat well and move more, consider participating in Mission's Lighten Up 4 Life health competition. Enter your family as a team, and you'll be able to compete for valuable prizes, including gift certificates to the Asheville Mall, discounts to area businesses and retailers, makeovers, and much more.

For more information about the Lighten Up 4 Life competition, download a free brochure or visit

Lighten Up 4 Life is a great way to get the whole family making healthier choices. Register now!

Lighten Up 4 Life Website

Healthy Eating & Exercise

Pediatric Weight Management

Obesity & Diabetes