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Are teachers or parents responsbile for teaching kids about food?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Blog Posts | 10 comments

“Timmy, repeat after me: sugar is the devil.”   School is back in session. These are nervous days as many parents on my Facebook page share stories about teachers pushing kids to eat, children with food aversions being shamed and in tears, children eating in loud, crowded cafeterias with only fifteen minutes to eat etc. (Here and more school horror stories.) Then I came across this document on facebook that parents are encouraged to give to a child’s teachers.  I hope...

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teach kids to use the “f-word”

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Blog Posts | 13 comments

Part of my mission is to help kids feel good about food AND their bodies. This post is about helping children develop positive body image, and avoid fat bias. (Caillou is one of the few shows I’ve found that shows positive body diversity.) This question recently made it’s way to my inbox… “I don’t know how to talk to my preschooler about fat people.  When reading a story where a character is described as ‘the fat man’ I change it to ‘the big...

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I’m in People Magazine…

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

Well, sort of.  I wrote to the editor and it’s in the latest People with Katie and Tom on the cover. Here is what I said, “As a family doctor and specialist working with feeding and eating disorders, I was thrilled to see a dose of reality with the dietitian recommending that Khloe Kardashian, Stacy Kiebler and Maria Menounos increase their intake by 500 to 800 calories a day. I’m thankful that People pointed out that the way Hollywood eats isn’t necessarily healthy and...

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Schools contribute to shame and craving of “forbidden foods”

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

More insanity with the schools around food… It is getting worse, people. When it happens to your child, please make a stand and tell the schools it’s not OK… My daughter’s school is a “sweet-free zone”. There is even a poster in one of the classes that shows a cupcake with a big slash through it and a big declaration, “This is a sweet-free zone!” M came home the other day  confused as to why Mrs. W. was giving the other teachers brownies, but not...

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lunch box “back off” note

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Blog Posts | 4 comments

hello readers, Over the years, I’ve had posts complaining about folks who feed our children at schools or in daycares and do not follow the DOR. (Again, not out of spite, but because they generally really love our kids and want what they think is best for them…) These often get lots of “Yes! That happens to us and I hate it!” kinds or responses. I have been asked for a note like the one I had in M’s box for years. Here is a rough draft.  Here is a link ot the PDF,...

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