Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Finally … The Answer to The Obesity Crisis

After years, decades … there is finally an answer. Yes.  THE answer. An answer to the most talked-about, feared, revered (?) epidemic that has hit our communities, our kids, our schools, our culture in decades. What is this answer?  Well, before we can get to the answer, let’s further investigate the question. Wait.  … What was the question, […]

You’re so beautiful, but…

Originally posted on The Manifest-Station Awhile ago, I was having dinner with just my dad. This is an anomaly in and of itself, but it happened. I remember that night clearly because I cried. Crying is a rarity for me; especially in front of people. I don’t remember what brought on the statement. I don’t […]

awww, you’re so cute!

46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets, and 82% of their families are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets 42% of 1st – 3rd grade girls want to be thinner 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they are dieting 9% of 9 year olds have vomited […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Call To ACTION!

Many people do not know that there is such a thing as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On February 23-March 1 is NEDA week. This week is important for many reasons, yet is rarely acknowledged in our culture. Eating disorders are commonly looked down upon, and I feel a big reason is because they are misunderstood. […]

Is Your Tween Hiding Her Lunch? by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD

REAL GRANDMOM ASKS: 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. She takes a bite out of the sandwich or lunchable and puts in back in the container and seals it up, then hides it in her […]

A Child’s Right to Say “No thank you!” By Laura Cipullo, RD, CD, CEDRD

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Healthy Eating, Intuitive Eating, Parents, Talking To Kids

I remember looking at burgers—just staring at those odd-looking congealed brown globs. I felt absolutely repulsed! I hated red meat when I was growing up. The smell, the blood-colored juices spilling out, the chewy texture, and ugh—the taste! My dad ate red meat every night and this revolted me even more. Everyone told me that […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “International No Diet Day”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “International No Diet Day (Body Empowerment 81)” originally posted May 6, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In honor of International No Diet Day, this video addresses the difference between diet as a noun, versus diet as a verb. About BODY EMPOWERMENT:Founded in […]

Promoting a Healthy Body Image in Your Home

As a child, I grew up in a very traditional, Italian home where dinner each night was by far the best part of my day. It was a time when my family of five would gather around the table, talking, laughing and sharing delicious fare together. Food was always a part of our lives and […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Body Ownership & Citizenship”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Body Ownership & Citizenship (Body Empowerment 65)” originally posted September 3, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline seeks to spark a discussion about body ownership in relation to nationality, government, and citizenship. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body […]

Can We Talk? The Truth About Social Media

Can We Talk? The Truth About Social Media      Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest are now a part of my common vocabulary. I’ll admit, I’ve done my fair share of Facebook “creeping”, and I always have my iPhone or iPad with me. But, despite all this, I can honestly say that I don’t let social […]

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