Saturday, December 20, 2014

Challenging the Thin Ideal

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.psychologytoday.com/blog/eating-mindfully Approximately 50-70% of adolescent girls report feeling dissatisfied with their body. This dissatisfaction has been associated with a number of negative consequences including increased negative affect, decreased physical activity, and eating disorders. Exposure to media portraying the thin ideal of beauty has emerged as a cause of body dissatisfaction. Cognitive […]

News Flash: The AND Recommendations Feature Ellyn Satter’s Model

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.momdishesitout.com We are all inundated with nutrition messages. Messages range from our pediatricians to our mom friends, and of course from the media. Just last month, AND released their position paper on nutrition guidance for healthy children ages two through eleven. Well in 1999, I was introduced to the works of […]

From Diet To Disorder: How To Tell When You’ve Crossed The Line

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo. With the recent press surrounding The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson’s dramatic weight loss we felt it was appropriate to share the article When It’s No Longer a Diet by Laura Cipullo, RD CDE CEDRD CDN. What starts as a simple effort to lose weight can become a catastrophe if you are […]

Helping Your Kids Create a Healthy Relationship with Food

Graciously reposted from www.momdishesitout.com Sugar has definitely received a bad rap this past year. Its poor reputation is very similar to the negative press that fat received in years past. Research is constant and correlations are often made—while causation is rarely determined. As mothers and fathers, how does this affect they way you feed your […]

4 Tips To Feeding Your Inner Self With Self Care

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.lauracipulloLLC.com In order to survive and create balance, start connecting with your true self. In a world of external focus where a scale determines your worth and your salary defines your success, you need to turn inward to find wellness and well-being. In order to survive and create balance, start connecting […]

Exposing Your Kids to New Foods

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.momdishesitout.com Small steps in the right direction are sometimes less obvious—such as a lick of sushi. Recently, a mother of my client expressed disappointment due to the fact her child only liked two of the new foods she tried. This is actually amazing. These seemingly small acts around food are huge […]

#NEDAwareness 2014 — Eating Disorders Programs for Schools!

This time of year is Eating Disorders Awareness and Love Your Body month!  More than 100 nonprofits come together to raise awareness about eating disorders and healthy body image.  The last week of February is NEDA’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week (#NEDAwareness) and many schools and universities seek content that is safe and effective for […]

First Lady, Michelle Obama, Please Don’t Endorse Bullying By Appearing on Biggest Loser!

Please join 100 organizations and professionals in sending The First Lady this important message about body image, weight stigma and bullying.  Sign the petition here: http://tinyurl.com/mpu3x3h Add YOUR VOICE to the MashUp by clicking on the below video: Research shows that: Bullying of individuals in larger bodies (both children and adults) is the #1 cause for […]

Easing Physical or Emotional Pain…Mindfully

In our society, we have almost become “programmed” to view pain as a bad thing.  Actually, physical pain serves a very helpful purpose as a messenger.  If we didn’t feel it, just think of the damage that could be done from, say, a hot stove or a broken bone!  As well, we also tend to […]

What Is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is a prevention concept. Mental Fitness is as important — if not more important — than physical fitness. Mental Fitness means gathering together existing evidence-based programs so that teachers around the world have access! Mental Fitness means promoting the 7 shared protective categories that exist between eating disorders, weight-related concerns, addictions and mental […]

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