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I’m in People Magazine…

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

Well, sort of.  I wrote to the editor and it’s in the latest People with Katie and Tom on the cover. Here is what I said, “As a family doctor and specialist working with feeding and eating disorders, I was thrilled to see a dose of reality with the dietitian recommending that Khloe Kardashian, Stacy Kiebler and Maria Menounos increase their intake by 500 to 800 calories a day. I’m thankful that People pointed out that the way Hollywood eats isn’t necessarily healthy and...

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“food corps”: companions enjoying good food vs. cheerleaders…

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

With summer here, the school cafeteria may not be on your mind, but it’s been on mine recently! When my latest Cooking Light showed up, it featured a “Food Corps” volunteer who wanders around the cafeteria “cheer-leading” for healthy food choices. She encourages the kids to try the veggies and rewards them with stickers, talks about nutrition etc. I’ve written about the pitfalls of this kind of nutrition activism before. There is simply such a potential for...

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new recruits to the food police: kids

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Blog Posts | 42 comments

This weekend, M was enjoying a Rice Krispies treat at a social gathering when a tween boy came over and loudly said, “You know those have marshmallows, and that’s made of cow hair and hooves and bones (I tried cutting him off here but he continued) so what you are doing is stuffing your face with dead cow skin.” Luckily, between the crunchy chewing and me trying to interrupt him, M didn’t hear what he was saying. I finally got loud enough and said, “We don’t...

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Satisfied? Hunger? Appetite?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

As I finished my lunch the other day, I realized when I work at home, lunch isn’t “over” until I’ve had a cup of coffee, and most days, a piece of chocolate with it. While I was waiting for my coffee to brew (I am having a lively discussion on my personal FB page about considering Keurigs vs Nespresso machines if you want to chime in… ) I thought about the question of how we know when  a meal is “over,” when I can leave the table, and be...

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Playmobil Family meal #2, and “Don’t force-feed your child.”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog Posts |

What does this scene make you think of? Your own childhood? Your family table right now? Are you putting or forcing food into your child’s mouth? I just wrote a sidebar for my book where I describe a video I saw during a feeding therapy workshop. The mother lamented, “No one told me not to force-feed my child!” Here it is. Don’t force feed your child. And yet, the parents I work with who are force-feeding, are loving, desperate, nurturing parents who are not given any...

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