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After a half hour, Peter returns to find a completely clean floor, a swept room and an organized closet. "Great job!" Peter says.

Peter says a cluttered environment affects children's weight in two ways: "Number one, kids learn by what they see. And so what you respect, what you show is important, whether it's the stuff in the house or the food choices, children model their behavior on that.

"The second thing is that if you have a house that's organized and decluttered, then it is much easier when you come to a decision, instead of going for the easy, you go for the good," Peter says. "And they're the important things that create the home you want. Create an environment that will help children make healthier choices."
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Published on March 14, 2008

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