The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. Everyone is talking about picky eating, but the frustration isn’t about toddlers alone. Picky eating is prevalent in elementary and middle school, and even high school. It’s not uncommon to see … Continue reading

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Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

Why Feeding Kids is One of the Hardest Jobs of Parenthood

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. This is Part 3 of the blog series: Looking at Childhood Obesity through a Different Lens. Here, I take a different look at child weight problems, uncovering some of the fundamental … Continue reading

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3 Feeding Interactions and How They Influence Child Obesity

3 Feeding Interactions and How They Influence Child Obesity

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD and was originally posted here. Welcome to Part 2 of Looking at Childhood Obesity Through a Different Lens. Here, I bring to life the research on feeding styles and practices through stories … Continue reading

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10 Beliefs About Childhood Obesity that Get in the Way

10 Beliefs About Childhood Obesity that Get in the Way

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD and was originally posted here. This is Part 1 of the blog series: Looking at Childhood Obesity through a Different Lens. Here, I take a different look at child weight problems, … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: A Different Take

Childhood Obesity: A Different Take

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD and was originally posted here. Have we led parents astray in the war on childhood obesity? Have we over-sold food and exercise as the solution? Over-promised that if you eat right … Continue reading

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For Parents: How NOT to Manage Your Child’s Weight

For Parents: How NOT to Manage Your Child’s Weight

This is a guest blog post by Jill Castle MS, RD, LDN Recently, an article entitled “Weight Watchers” in Vogue written by Dara-Lynn Weiss described how she successfully managed her 7 year-old daughter’s weight problem by putting her on a diet. Dara-Lynn Weiss—aka … Continue reading

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Child Obesity is Child Abuse?

Child Obesity is Child Abuse?

This is a guest blog post by Jill Castle MS, RD, LDN Child abuse is a combination of words that gets your attention. Lately, the term “child abuse” has been linked with the child obesity epidemic. Broaching the issue in … Continue reading

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