“Fat Talk,” Body Image and Eating Disorders

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Let me be clear—“fat talk” can adversely impact body image and self-esteem, which is a contributing factor in the development of eating disorders, but it doesn’t cause an eating disorder.
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Embracing Our Daughters: Supporting Them as They Enter Adolescence

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As a mother, I have realized that no matter how much I try to teach body positive attitudes, the forces in this world are challenging those messages at every turn.
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Help! My Child is a Picky Eater!

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Looking through the lens of applied behavior analysis, here are six strategies that have helped me tame the beast of picky eating in my own home. I hope they will help you, too!
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Start a new “Family Meal” weekly tradition… beginning with Thanksgiving this year!

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the idea of family meals surely must be on your mind. For many people, Thanksgiving conjures warm feelings because it’s consistently about meals featuring family members, good friends, and yummy food. Are these the same thoughts that come to mind when thinking about family meals? Are you even able to have family meals especially during the regular work/school week? Most people now know that family meals are not only beneficial but also very much encouraged by the experts. How does this translate to your daily life?
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Tips to Communicate with Your Teens

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Sometimes dealing with teenagers can really test your patience. One minute they want to talk and the next they shut their door and want to be alone. Here are some tips on how to talk to your teen, even when it's tough!
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When To Eat Dinner During Sports Season

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As afterschool activities start up again, when is the best time to feed your kids dinner and how to go about it?
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Is Your Tween Hiding Her Lunch?

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My 11 year old granddaughter is hiding her sandwiches and lunchables that are packed for her lunch in her room; sometimes before she even leaves for school. My granddaughter has hidden evidence of "sneaked" food before when she was very young but this is a new behavior. What should I do?
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