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Study on Kids and Weight: The Missing Piece of HOW Kids are Fed, or Restricted

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog Posts |

  I was curious to read this study, Eating Habits Matter Most With Overweight Children but was surprised that restriction wasn’t taken into account. (I have only read this article so far.  This is a quick post with musings on the topic.) “Our results show that in relative terms, the BMI of children who are particularly triggered by food increases more when compared with others. But we also found the opposite effect: a high BMI leads to children becoming even more triggered...

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Learning to Tune In: Part 5 Food ‘Obsession’

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Blog Posts |

This is the final of a 5 part series. Read Part 1: Healing a Child’s Food “Obsession”: Max’s Story Part 2: Is My Child “Obsessed with Food? and Part 3: What Are You Worried About? and Part 4: Trying to Get Kids to Eat Less Backfires.   The Trust Model (division of responsibility) is healthy feeding and was described as “responsive feeding operationalized” in the Journal of Nutrition and Education (2011). You provide, plan, and feed so your child can let go of the...

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Trying to Get Kids to Eat Less Backfires: Part 4 Food ‘Obsession’

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

  This is part 4 of a 5 part series on food preoccupation. Read Part 1, Max’s Journey of Healing, Part 2, Is My Child Obsessed with Food? and Part 3 What Are You Worried About?  Health Care Providers Recommend Restriction Like the rest of us, many clinicians simply aren’t aware of the research. They cling to simplistic ideas like, “It’s just calories in, calories out,” and the belief that cutting a few calories here and there adds up, like a math equation, to a certain number...

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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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