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Questionable things ‘experts’ say #7: “The way you eat is unacceptable.”

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

  I cringed when a client told me that their new pediatrician admonished her five-year-old son (with severe food anxieties and selective eating who would likely qualify for a feeding disorder diagnosis) with this: “The way you eat is unacceptable.” I cringe often, when I hear some of the things that my colleagues in medicine say to young children, even if they think it is for their own good. (My guess is that this doc has no experience or education around feeding problems, all...

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Afternoon in a French Park: Food as Connector

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog Posts |

At a park a few weeks ago in France, there were three somewhat disheveled older men drinking (alcohol I presume) and sitting on a park bench. The men stared ahead, saying little between swallows. Meanwhile, my daughter and several other children were gathered around a green hedge a hundred yards away or so. I wandered over to see what they were doing, and noticed they were eating something. Excitedly, M ran to me with a few (rather unripe) raspberries in her hand. The sign on the neatly kept...

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Can I know what and how much you should eat, better than your body does?

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

After years of serving family style (serving bowls in the middle of the table, and allowing family members to serve themselves)¬† I recently had to pre plate dinner for my family. I roasted a chicken¬† and made green beans and Alexia brand oven fries. We wanted to eat outside, and it was getting late and I didn’t want to drag everything outside in bowls and pots. Just wanted three plates. Here’s the thing. It felt weird, and off, and I didn’t like it. How could I know how...

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latest Huffington Post blog on “expert advice”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Blog Posts |

You Can’t Always Count on Your Experts… Those of you who know my blog may recognize some of these. Also, check out my series, “Stupid Things Experts Say.” Feel free to share, like and...

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organic but eating Fritos vs. spoiled snacks: my verdict? “should” ruins eating…

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Blog Posts | 9 comments

My husband recently sent me a link to this Podcast, with “Judge” John Hodgman and guest Alton Brown, who help a couple decide who is right or wrong around eating decaying food and more. It’s worth a listen, and if you don’t want any “spoliers” (haha) stop reading, listen to the podcast and come back. Who is “right?” Never so simple around something as fundamental to life and self as food. Summary: Husband: Eats spoiled food, rotten food, from the...

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