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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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Another Veggie Study. Will it Change How You Feed?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Good reminder: often and early exposures help children learn to like veggies says an article about a recent study, which confirms earlier findings— most children learn to like foods with repeated exposures, and most parents give up after only a handful of tries. (Reminds me of my favorite “green bean study” which states that parents aren’t always good at knowing what foods a child “likes,” and to keep offering that food.) This study (original here) seems to...

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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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Your kids can’t be trusted— with water.

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

 “By the time your child says he is thirsty, he is already dehydrated.” “…need to be reminded to drink 5 to 9 ounces (10 to 18 1/2 ounce “gulps”) every 20 minutes during activity…” “Younger children should be given water bottles with marks on the sides showing how much they should drink each time or told how many “gulps” to drink.” “Kids’ fluid intake needs to be supervised. Children do not instinctively drink...

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Training Adults to Identify Hunger: Do Kids Need “Training?”

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

  Recently, an interesting journal article has been making the rounds about training adults to recognize and respond to hunger cues. Essentially, the researchers asked study participants to pay attention to when they felt hunger: described as “EHS” or empty hollow sensation of the stomach, and “inanition,” or more of the feelings of anxiousness, fatigue, headache etc. that often come later. They then tested blood sugar levels in the subjects and by doing so, were...

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