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"It’s all about portion control" or is it… Talking about DOR

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

“I’m a registered dietitian, I have two small children (who eat totally different from each other, one picky, one adventurous), and I support and practice the DOR. I have been having some pretty heated (ok, it’s probably just me) conversations with some of my coworkers (not dietitians) about the feeding relationship. I feel like in trying to describe the DOR, I end up getting defensive and maybe a bit pedantic. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. ” -facebook...

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EAT THIS! NOT THAT! But I really feel like eating THAT right now…

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 32 comments

The other day, I was truly relishing a fresh poppy seed bagel (OK, I ate two) with regular cream cheese. It was warm and that perfect combination of chewy and soft, and I was pleasantly very full after I finished. I remember eating a whole bagel, thinking I was not quite satisfied, making the other half, then checking in, and finally eating the last half. I noticed also that I was not hungry until dinner time, about 6 1/2 hours later, which is odd for me since I usually am hungry for a smallĀ ...

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"don’t judge me, but I…"

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 21 comments

To begin: things I never thought I would do as a mother… 1) let my six year-old get a pedicure, more than once (more below) 2) give formula to my baby. This is a nice article on the topic, from someone with more street-cred, since she successfully breast-fed two other children. 3)buy Legos that looked like these… 4) let her eat marshmallows or candy with breakfast on occasion 5) say, “Now, what part of ‘no’ did you not understand?” 6) let my home get so...

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children and eating disorders

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 16 comments

Watch the video. Please. And pass this link along. This CNN article on kids and eating disorders may be shocking to some of you, but is no surprise to those of us working in the field. My one complaint is again that the focus is on restrictive ED’s like anorexia and implies that weight loss is the indication of an ED. Children with EDs can be any size. In fact, the most common behaviors I am seeing in very young children, many of whom I would consider to have feeding disorders, are more...

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reader question: How do you deal with grazing and tantrums in a 3 year-old?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 13 comments

From facebook reader: How do you deal with a 3 year-old who asks for food and then refuses to eat it, and then throws tantrums from hunger? I’d love to keep a structure, but if she doesn’t eat lunch she’ll want a snack 45 minutes later which she’ll usually eat. If I don’t give her that snack she’s an emotional wreck, and then I’m an emotional wreck. It’s like we’re stuck with grazing and awful behavior and I don’t know what to do. and...

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Told you so… lunch guidelines lead to less "from scratch" foods

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 8 comments

I was not surprised to read this headline, “City Ends School Lunch Program That Used Professional Chefs” about a program in NYC that pairs 30 schools with chefs cooking from scratch: “A well-regarded program that recruited professional chefs to help the New York City Department of Education provide fresher, healthier food in public schools is being discontinued because it does not meet new federal nutrition standards” I hate to be right on this one, but this NYT story...

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