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
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.”
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