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playing chef, my cheap toy kitchen

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

Here is M when she was almost two. I was pining for one of those fancy toy kitchens (which she ended up getting for Christmas a few months after this photo, which is at right…)   The first “stove-top” was our laundry basket turned upside down, and I used a Sharpie to draw four “burners” on it.  She LOVED it. We had a cheap set of small pots and pans… She played with it a lot. With that success, we went ahead and spent the money on the fancy kitchen,...

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The perfect storm: adoption, malnutrition, obesity panic, and food “obsession”

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Blog Posts | 11 comments

I am heading to NYC this weekend to speak at the Child Welfare Symposium. It’s been a busy several months, with finishing my manuscript, supporting adopting and fostering families with feeding challenges. (see below) I look forward to leading a workshop on the feeding relationship, and fostering and adopting. In particular I want to share the stories of the latest casualties I am seeing in our war on childhood obesity: these children who have experienced malnutrition and even starvation,...

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Easter baskets

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Blog Posts | 13 comments

Another “oldie but goodie”as I pull from my files. This year we did the whole Easter Egg tree too. We poked holes in the eggs, blew them out, and decorated and hung them on the tree. It was way more work than it was worth!  But, we do have a pretty tree. Next year, back to boiling and Paas… This post was originally from 2009… Easter is coming up for those who celebrate (or do the Easter Bunny thing.) Kids with allergies may feel left out, but here are some ideas for...

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Cholesterol screening for every child? I don’t think so.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

This article gets it right in my opinion. We should not be screening all kids for cholesterol. If you are curious, it’s well done, fairly short and worth the read… I first started this post last December, when I believe a smaller panel recommended routine screening,  and now I see that the Academy of Pediatrics is recommending routine cholesterol screening for children ages 9-11 and it’s back in the news…(I would like to know how many of the docs making the guidelines...

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Disney, where nightmares come true

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Blog Posts | 10 comments

I read with horror the new “Habit-Heroes” exhibit at Epcot which is described as interactive... and may I add, shameful, bullying and inaccurate? It panders to the worst of the worst: bullying, weight stigma, gross stereotypes, medical inaccuracies and more. (Ironically, when I went to Disney last year, and tried one lunch to sub a yogurt for the obligatory twice a day cake that came with the meal plan, I was told I couldn’t! Hey kids, don’t be gluttons, but enjoy your...

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