For parents who are afraid that their kid is going to be fat, an interview with Beth Mayer

We live in a fat-phobic society, and I understand when parents tell me they want to protect their children from getting fat, but sometimes it seems like parents think that their main goal is to control their child’s weight when that is actually very dangerous. I totally get that it’s hard to have a child … Continue reading For parents who are afraid that their kid is going to be fat, an interview with Beth Mayer

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The war on obesity can create gateways to eating disorders – what to think about as a parent

The "War on Obesity" has been going on for some time, delightfully supported by the multi-billion-dollar diet industry that is right here to help us with books, programs, food and other products that we can buy to help us fight that war. But has the war done us any good? Has it actually done harm? … Continue reading The war on obesity can create gateways to eating disorders – what to think about as a parent

What to say if you are worried about your teenage daughter’s weight gain

We live in a society that preaches that women's bodies need to be thin, toned and tight, so it's not surprising that parents often watch daughters' bodies anxiously to monitor how well they will fit into the ideal body image. Many worry, based on the media's messages, that if a daughter grows up to be chubby, heavy or even … Continue reading What to say if you are worried about your teenage daughter’s weight gain

Coming to terms with your child’s – and your own – natural weight – an interview with Tracy Brown, RD

Tracy Brown, RD, works with children, teens and adults to help them normalize their behavior around food. Much of her work revolves around educating people about body diversity. “I teach families that it’s OK to have diversity,” says Tracy. “Kids can grow up to be happy, successful and loved at many different weights. They don’t … Continue reading Coming to terms with your child’s – and your own – natural weight – an interview with Tracy Brown, RD