Monday, April 5, 2010

Eating Disorders MN

Have you ever wondered what to do if your doctor says your child is obese? Or too thin? This can be very overwhelming for parents leaving them wondering many things including:

  • What do I do now?
  • Does the doctor know what they are talking about?
  • How will labeling my child affect him/her down the road?
  • What if the child is naturally sedentary?
  • Could pushing "healthy" foods and "healthy" exercise promote an eating disorder?
I read Dr. Katja Rowell's blogpost this morning on Family Feeding Dynamics; WHAT'S ON MY MIND AND ON MY TABLE and learned some helpful information on this topic.

Did you know that:
1. Labels and shame are not good motivation for positive change?
2. Children have been denied insurance due to their weight?
3. BMI is merely a screening tool and not a diagnostic tool?

Take a look at Katja's blog post from Sunday April 4th to learn more tools for healthy children and read the juicy discussion that follows.

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