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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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irresponsible conclusions on prompting kids to try new foods

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog Posts |

Some thoughts on the study, “Predicting Successful Introduction of Novel Fruit to Preschool Children.” From the Journal of the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition. (links at bottom) First and foremost, most of what busy clinicians (or parents, or “science reporters”) will read is the abstract or just the conclusion or press release, which is why I find this so troublesome.  Whenever you see “evidence based,” know how problematic that can be, when the...

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“mindful” eating, what it is and isn’t, and why kids don’t need it

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Blog Posts |

A few random thoughts on mindful eating, which seems to be THE buzzword in eating and weight loss circles… What Mindful Eating is… Mindful eating is  paying attention Mindful eating is being curious Mindful eating is exploring Mindful eating is permission Mindful eating is rediscovering one of life’s great pleasures Mindful eating exercises are a method used to help adults reconnect to tuned in eating, or eating based on internal cues of hunger, fullness AND appetite. Mindful...

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butter or raw tofu block: from the sublime to the ridiculous…

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Blog Posts | 18 comments

from an old Oprah magazine: The “fix” to eating mindlessly… Take the tofu test. “As you grab a snack, ask yourself: Would I be hungry if it were a block of raw tofu? If the answer is no, you’re probably just eating out of boredom. Go for a walk instead!” From a PhD Psychologist at Stanford University …and this from Cooks Illustrated Light Cook Book on replacing the fat in oatmeal cookies fruit puree: too dry egg whites: no flavor light cream cheese:...

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purple potatoes and talking tips

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Blog Posts |

We made purple mashed potatoes the other night. We didn’t know they’d turn out purple. We had fun, a kind of culinary experiment. As I was chatting with M, it had me thinking about how much I love being in the kitchen with her, and how much fun it is to be curious. It seems in stark contrast with most “nutrition education” or the ways we talk about food as a culture. These purple potatoes provide an interesting study… We had cooked purple beans recently, and were...

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