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It’s never too early (or too late) to talk to kids about healthy eating habits

Posted Jun 27 2011 12:00am

How many parents feed their kids different meals than they themselves eat at home? We say it’s because they are “picky eaters” or they just won’t like what we eat; but setting a good example for kids at the table is the best way to reinforce healthy eating habits. Don’t know where to start? A registered Dietitian can help you on your path to healthy family meals.

Teen Dieting, Eating Disorders Can Continue Into Adulthood

Read more: Teen Dieting, Eating Disorders Can Continue Into Adulthood http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/health/teen-dieting-eating-disorders-study-june-24-2011#ixzz1QUq9IEmF

from a study in JADA
“Given that dieting, unhealthy weight control behaviors, and binge eating increase risk for both eating disorders and obesity, it is important for parents and others involved with young people to discourage the use of these behaviors,” Neumark-Sztainer said. “Parents should look for warning signs such as excessive preoccupation with weight, skipping meals and changes in mood.”

Read more: Teen Dieting, Eating Disorders Can Continue Into Adulthood http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/health/teen-dieting-eating-disorders-study-june-24-2011#ixzz1QUqL4FcR

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