We have a problem with people being heavier than is healthy for them and I feel that part of the problem is unhealthy ingredients combined with packaging that tricks people into eating more.
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It is useful to look at eating habits of younger children as partly developmental. If you think about it, food is the earliest thing our kids can do to control their lives.
Food is the last thing you want to have to struggle with. My goal is to take the worry and fret out of feeding, and to help mealtime be a time for connecting and enjoyment.
Console yourself that you're amongst the millions of other parents who can't get their kids to eat vegetables. I haven't heard of one case of scurvy reported lately, have you?
What are we starving for? We are addicted to corn like we are addicted to sugar like we are addicted to oil. It's the cheap oil that enables the production of the cheap corn in the first place.
Food is our daily test against the Betty Crocker Scale of Motherly Competence, a relentless feedback so to speak, three meals a day for maybe eighteen years.
Question foremost on parents' minds, (or that they pose to me) when Hallowe'en comes, is: "How do you manage the candy?"
I thought of this the other ...
Is it possible that we need to look at our own anxiety and really see the needs of our kids as separate from our needs?
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