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Halloween Joy, and What are You Afraid of?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog Posts |

I wanted to share this email (with permission) from a former client. We had two calls a few years back addressing her concerns about nutrition and higher-than-average (but healthy) weight and appetite. Note the contrast between anxiety and the sense of calm enjoyment. Hi Katja, It’s Halloween night and our whole family had such a wonderful time!  Halloween is fun for our family and we are not full of anxiety.  Maya and Andre (5 and 7) got home from school and into their costumes.  The...

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Part of a “Complete” or “Good” breakfast?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

  I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons in the late ’70s. The cereal commercial barrage always ended with, “Part of a complete breakfast!” That complete breakfast included juice, milk, cereal, toast and butter and some kind of fruit (or a close variation). It seemed like a wholesome spread! You’d have to sit down for that meal. Recently I caught an ad for a ‘sugary’ cereal and the phrase was changed to “Part of a good breakfast.” The...

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What Are You Worried About? Part 3 Food ‘Obsession’

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

This is part 3 of a 5 part series on food preoccupation. Read Part 1, Max’s Journey of Healing  and Part 2, Is My Child Obsessed with Food? This is a long post because the fear of fat and the consequences of that worry are harmful, and barrier to supportive feeding… The food preoccupied child is anxious and works hard to get food. The worried parent keeps food from the child. The harder the child works to get food, the harder the parents have to work to keep food away, even...

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Another Veggie Study. Will it Change How You Feed?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Good reminder: often and early exposures help children learn to like veggies says an article about a recent study, which confirms earlier findings— most children learn to like foods with repeated exposures, and most parents give up after only a handful of tries. (Reminds me of my favorite “green bean study” which states that parents aren’t always good at knowing what foods a child “likes,” and to keep offering that food.) This study (original here) seems to...

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Parents on dessert with dinner

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

I asked my facebook readers  and a few past clients to share their experiences with serving dessert with the meal. For many workshop attendees or new clients, this is the idea they struggle most to accept: “How will I get them to eat anything if I can’t bribe with dessert?” or, “I can’t accept that he gets rewarded with something he likes if he hasn’t eaten anything healthy first.” After serving family-style, serving a child-sized portion of dessert at the same time as other...

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