childhood overweight

Weekly Meal Plan: Monday April 15th

April 15, 2013
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It was good to get back into the routine last week after spring break. This is the final week before the launch of Fearless Feeding. Don’t miss the Chobani — 3 months of free yogurt giveaway — and the big one this Friday. We’re starting off the week with a new twist on Shrimp tacos, […]




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The Annoying Kids’ Eating Habit Parents Should Adopt

August 12, 2011
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We were out at our favorite Mexican restaurant when the conversation at the next table caught my ear. A young boy, probably about 4, had only eaten half of his rolled taco and declared he was full. “You have half of it left, look at all that meat inside,” the mom said. “Finish it!” The […]




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Managing Sweets (Part 1): The REAL Reason Families Eat Too Many Sweets

August 20, 2010
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SUGAR and FAT. People of all ages prefer this taste combination. Yeah, some people like sweeter foods and others prefer salty but as I learned in my training as a dietitian, the mixture of sugar and fat is one that is particularly pleasing to the palate. As we talked about in our picky-eating series, kids are […]




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The Let’s Move Campaign — and What I Want Michelle Obama to Know

February 12, 2010
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You’ve probably heard that the first lady is taking on childhood obesity. On Tuesday she announced the development of a task force that will engage both private and public sectors to solve the childhood obesity problem in a generation. The areas of focus include: helping parents make healthier food choices, making schools a healthier environment, increasing […]




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Ask the Dietitian: My Child is Overweight, Should I Feed Him Differently?

January 7, 2010
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Q: I have two boys who eat great but they have completely different bodies types (one small for his age and the other more hefty.) The younger, more hefty boy has a sweet tooth and I have concerns about his weight. Do I continue to feed them the same way? A: Yes. Continue to feed […]




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Why Every Parent Needs A Feeding Strategy

December 22, 2009
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My daughter and I went to her friend’s 3rd birthday party. When it was time to sing happy birthday, the kids swarmed to the table full of cupcakes. When an overweight girl asked her dad for another cupcake, he said “no, one is enough.” The girl kept pleading until she was in full meltdown mode. […]




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Book Review: Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming

July 23, 2009
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Parents today are inundated with childhood obesity statistics. We are told that if our children are big they are likely to be overweight as adults. We are told that children are more overweight today than ever before in history. It’s no wonder that parents become anxious when their child starts moving up the growth chart. […]




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