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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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Fitness, not Fatness Better Predictor of Health

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

“Researchers, clinicians, and public health officials should focus on physical activity and fitness-based interventions rather than weight-loss driven approaches to reduce mortality risk.” I  remember literally scoffing about 10 years ago as a family doctor when I first heard you could be ‘fit and fat’. I am so glad I learned more. The quote is linked to a meta-analysis looking at ten studies on fitness and BMI. I can get behind this conclusion! Fitness was the best...

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Musings on Taft’s “modern” diet

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

While in my hotel room, I read this article on President Taft’s modern diet… Take a moment to read it. Listen to the language used, and the message it sends.  Are you surprised by the outcome, or the conclusion? (My comments in italics below…) “The physician spelled out exactly what Taft should eat and at what time of day. The diet included lots of lean meat, fish and vegetables without butter and gluten (wheat) biscuits, which Taft ordered from a bakery in London,...

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School and “healthy” food rules. Have we lost our minds?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

“My friend just called me and said her daughter was not allowed to go to recess today because she broke the rule of bringing an “unhealthy” food to snack. She brought a homemade chocolate chip...

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