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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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Is My Child ‘Obsessed’ With Food: Part 2

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“I don’t even worry about her weight much, but her food obsession scares me to death. I struggled with an eating disorder, and I feel like the only thing she thinks about is when and how much she will eat.” – Alexis, mom to Greta age 2 1/2 Most parents of children who are preoccupied with food know there is a problem. Parents often rate their stress around food and their child as “11 out of 10.”  The word parents use most often is food...

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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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Healing a Child’s Food “Obsession” (Part 1): Max’s Story

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Blog Posts | 20 comments

  This is not Max, but isn’t he cute? Now Max also enjoys treats as a part of a healthy relationship with food. Helping Max Heal From Food ‘Obsession’ One of the most common issues I support parents around is the child who is preoccupied or “obsessed” with food. After a call with a client who has turned the corner, I was inspired to share their story (with permission and details changed). Max is on his way to becoming a competent eater. What this...

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Survey Says? Chicken Suqaar is Favorite School Lunch

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Blog Posts |

  I had lunch the other day with my second grader. I watched as tiny Kindergartners (I swear they look smaller every year) hung on to precariously balanced trays with pineapple juice slopping everywhere as they happily served themselves carrots and celery from the veggie bar. This is not a lengthy erudite discussion about school lunches, weight worries etc., but just my challenge to the assertion that kids* can’t or won’t eat “grown up foods” or anything other than...

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