Actor and host Mario Lopez is now the author of a book, "Extra Lean Family."

The new dad's book focuses on how to get your whole family in shape. That journey to health, he says, begins with everyone gathering around the dinner table and involved in the cooking. 

"I encourage a lot of parents to lead by example," Lopez said on "Fox and Friends, saying parents should encourage their children to eat vegetables and fruit. "You want to start young because you want them to get a sophisticated palette. 

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