When America looks in the mirror, what does it see? On television, shows like The Biggest Loser and Weight of the Nation. In schools, sugary sodas and chips swapped for trail mix and water. In restaurants, calorie counts and smaller portions. In neighborhoods, more bike lanes and farmers’ markets.
Look closer, into American homes, and you’ll see parents and kids meeting the challenge to live healthier lives in creative ways. Here, we share the stories of two families whose transformations will—we hope—inspire you to make your own.