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this is what I’d like to see for “nutrition education” for kids…

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

This trailer for Kungfu Panda cracks me up, and I think is a great example of how we can show kids about how great food is. (Unlike most attempts at nutrition and health ed for kids which is a bunch of guilting, shoulds, and makes eating onerous and dutiful instead of delicious and joyful. And, as Ellyn Satter says, “When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers.”) Materials that deal with food for small kids should (IMHO) • stress flavor and enjoyment • stress balance and...

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Laying down the “rules” for family and guests?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011 in Blog Posts | 31 comments

Some of the comments after my last post got me thinking. How do you set down the feeding “rules” in your home when you have guests who insist on pressuring their children and perhaps even your own? It ocurred to me that maybe having this list posted would be an easy way to deal with this issue… Could you see posting this on the fridge for your own family, but also for guests in your home? You can simply laugh and point to the “rules” when your cousin Betty tries...

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does this all work if my kids has a chronic illness? what about medicines?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2011 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

I love that Ellyn Satter addressed this, so eloquently as well. Have you used the Division of Responsibility with your child with special needs? Sometimes parents will tell me, “Well, it might work for some kids, but my child has X or Y or Z…” I firmly believe that the DOR has something to offer all children. Oh, and Ellyn is on Facebook now! June 2011 • Family Meals Focus #58 • Medication and the Division of Responsibility To comment on this issue, please join on us...

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summary of cutoffs labeling “overweight” and “obese” for kids

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

I enjoyed the adoption and feeding webinar yesterday. Great questions from the attendees. I found myself often recommending “Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming” by Ellyn Satter. One area where I find medical professionals do a lot of harm is in labeling children as “obese” or “overweight” (also note my recent post about the harm of labeling a child as “failure to thrive.” Are you getting the idea that arbitrary cutoffs and labels...

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reaction to proposed school lunch changes

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in Blog Posts | 15 comments

Ellyn Satter has done a lovely piece with her reactions to the changes coming for school lunch programs. Of several great quotes, here is one I really liked… “Stop being so data-resistant with respect to what school nutrition programs can accomplish. As demonstrated by huge, highly funded interventions, tight controls on school menus leave children’s overweight status unchanged. Children apparently compensate elsewhere for restrictions at school.” I too had many of her...

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