Rosie Mercado gave an interview to CHICA about raising healthy kids, physically and emotionally. The plus model shared her philosophy on parenting and what she learned from her own physical transformation.

The plus-size model and Face the Truth co-host, who once tipped the scales at 400 pounds, revealed to CHICA how the lessons from her transformation — and the hard times in life — assist her with teaching her children to keep a healthy relationship to food and fitness.