Petitioning FED UP Campaign

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I received this email last week, that sparked a conversation between me and my colleagues and ultimately a petitioning a new FED UP campaign that I want to share with you. Share this post among your friends and peers, to prevent our children from learning from this program that labels foods as "good or bad" and sets the stage for eating disorders and low self-esteem.
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Suiting Up For School

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Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself. Don't you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don't go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don't say, "I'm not eating carbs right now." Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.
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The Truth About Eating Disorders: Common Myths Debunked

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Because most eating disorders (approximately 95 percent) surface between the ages of 12 and 25, parents are often a first line of defense against the development of these illnesses in their children.* Despite increased prevalence of eating disorders in the United States, widespread misconceptions about eating disorders remain that challenge identification, diagnosis and early intervention.
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Kids and the Paleo Diet, Not!

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While surfing my mailbox dedicated to RD listservs, my eye caught “Paleo for Kids.” I was getting ready to be upset when instead I happily found Michele Redmond, MS, RDN, at The Taste Workshop’s comments.
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The Tricks about Treats

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Although young, our children are certainly capable of starting to learn about their body and to establish healthy habits, and we must lead the way.
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A Mom & RD’s View on Halloween Candy

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My kids, like all of yours, will be trick-or-treating soon. The age-old questions always arise amongst my friends, "How much candy do you let your kids eat?”
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How We Do Dessert

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With my kids, it seems the presence of dessert actually warms them up to the idea of coming to the table and relaxes them immediately, improving their attitude about the meal overall.
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