Stop the Candy Battle: 4 Healthier Ways to Talk to Kids about Candy this Halloween You’re days away from trick-or-treating, but already you are bracing yourself for the perennial parent-child Halloween Candy Battle. After all, just as surely as jack-o’-lanterns will be popping up on front steps in the coming weeks, loads of candy
A Simple Guide for What to Say: Holidays Edition Recorded November 28, 2021 With the holiday season rapidly approaching, and the many challenges the last 18 months have placed on gatherings, many of us are looking forward to finally spending time with family and friends at holiday parties, family dinners, and other
How can I encourage family members to stop diet and weight talk too? As you're living out the pledge to stop diet and weight talk, you may notice other adults your child looks up to do not know the importance of their words about food, body, and exercise. You may notice some of
But there are certain foods that are better for us, right? Shouldn’t we be helping kids to understand and make good food choices?
But there are certain foods that are better for us, right? Shouldn't we be helping kids to understand and make good food choices? We all want the kids in our lives to lead happy and healthy lives. Not talking to the kids in your life about food in oversimplified terms doesn’t mean that you
What is Diet Talk and Why is it Harmful? “Diet talk" includes any conversation about restricting certain foods or food groups, especially for the sake of wanting to change one's body weight, shape, or size. This includes such practices as harmful food labeling”, or assigning a “moral” value to foods. This causes us to
Aren’t we all just being a bit too sensitive? Shouldn’t we instead be helping our kids to not take everything so personally?
Aren't we all just being a bit too sensitive? shouldn't we instead be helping our kids to not take everything so personally? Kids will and do receive negative messaging from all over, especially considering the increased use of media in our digital world. It’s important to help our kids navigate that and learn what
How can I support my child who has special dietary restrictions due to food allergies or other medical issues?
It makes sense that as a parent, you'd be concerned about this. People who have reason to pay special attention to their diet are at an elevated risk of developing an eating disorder. Normalizing the things you need to do to manage the illness is a key strategy for success. Be clear, transparent,
What to ask your doctor if they recommend weight loss or gain (1:11). Changes in weight during childhood are normal (1:30). Tips for encouraging movement without focusing on weight (2:03) Tips for encouraging eating habits without focusing on weight (3:30) Did you enjoy this video? Catch up on the
Can I really trust my kid to eat "healthy"? As adults, our role is to choose what foods are offered and when and where they are provided. As children, their role (which we can trust them to do) is to decide how much to eat, whether they will
Are you concerned about an athlete's food & body image? Athletes statistically have a greater chance of developing an eating disorder than the non-athlete population. If you are concerned that an athlete you coach may be showing signs of an eating disorder, no matter how small, use the information below to help you