Actress Angie Harmon on the challenge and rewards of raising three healthy daughters.

Angie Harmons jobplaying police detective Jane Rizzoli on TNTs Rizzoli & Islesmay be in Los Angeles. But her home, where she and husband Jason Sehorn are raising their three daughters, is in the very un-Hollywood-like city of Charlotte, N.C. Angie and ex-NFL star Jason felt daughters Finley, 10, Avery, 8, and Emery, 5, were being exposed to too much too soon in Los Angeles. We all want physically healthy children, but I also want girls who have high self-esteem and good values, morals and ethics, says Angie, who turns 41 this month. Making sure all of that is intact is probably the hardest thing. We talk to the former Law & Order prosecutor about how she does thatand more. Spry: When your family is in North Carolina and youre in Los Angeles, how do you stay involved with their lives? Angie: Obviously, I have Jason to keep me abreast of the situations that are going on. And I make it mandatory that they talk to or see me every daywe Skype every night. Then we meet every weekend or every other weekend. RELATED: Sharing a Mother's Gift of Faith and Compassion Spry: How do you stay active as a family? Angie: We hike, we bike ride. Sometimes the girls ride bikes and we run with them. I cant figure out if thats the smartest or the dumbest thing Ive ever come up with. Spry: How do you teach your girls good nutrition? Angie: I cook fairly healthy mealswe do chicken and steaks, veggies. I have one that has a real sweet tooth. Her bodys changing, and she sees what happens if she eats poorly. She wants to be healthy and strong, so we talk about it. We talk about how the body is like a carit has to have the right kind of fuel. Spry: How do you deal with body-image issues? Angie: For a while there, with the girls, it was all about the skinny-fat thing. But I had to explain to them thats not what its about. Its about having your body be the best it can be. Its about being strong. As I get older, I want to be able to do things with them. To have an easier shot at that, I work out regularly. Its important to me to be able to just get outside and sweat, because once Im finished, my energy level is just so much highernot to mention my spirits. Spry: What values are important for you to pass on as a parent? Angie: Women need to know that who they are is precious and important, so that theyre able to make informed decisions about whos loving them in the way that they need to be loved. I meet girls who are in their 20s and theyre so together because they really know who they are. To have that kind of awareness at such a young age, its incredible. Im hoping to be able to do that for my daughtersto equip them to go out into society and be steadfast in who they are. Brought to you by: Spry