How you can Help Kids Create a Healthy Attitude Toward Food


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What is a healthy relationship with food? | Rhiannon Lambert | TEDxUniversityofEastAnglia

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Healthy Eating & Nutrition for Children Ages 6-12

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The Nutrition Prescription for Healthier Kids | Jill Castle | TEDxDanbury

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How to Make Healthy Food Changes

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From obesity and picky eating to sugar addictions and eating disorders, kids may develop a variety of unhealthy eating habits if you’re not careful. To help your child develop a healthy attitude toward food, create rules and establish healthy habits. Be a good role model and get proactive about influencing your child’s meal and snack choices. Include children in the food activities to encourage children to try new foods and also to gain self-confidence.

Serve finger foods such as meat or cheese cubes, vegetable sticks, or fruit chunks. Foods cut smaller are easier for children to handle. Do not force a child to eat. Children often go through food jags.

Whatever tools you use, remember that it’s important to help your kids have a healthy attitude toward food by being conscious of your own eating habits and how you talk about food. Building a healthy attitude starts when they’re young, but the benefits will last a lifetime. ReachOut Regular family meals can help kids develop a healthy attitude towards food, and it also gives you a chance to role model healthy eating patterns. Family traditions based around meals, such as a Sunday roast, can help children develop positive memories with food. Buy or prepare single-serving snacks for younger children to help them get just enough to satisfy their hunger.

Visit the children’s section of ChooseMyPlate to help you and your kids select a satisfying snack. Try to keep healthy food in the house for snacks and meals for the whole family. Offer such snacks as. sliced apples, oranges, pears. Creating opportunities to teach children the difference between everyday foods and sometimes foods Trying to avoid using food to comfort a child as this can establish a pattern of relying on food for comfort Offering and encouraging new foods regularly and including a variety of tastes, textures and colours. I hope this helps you ladie.

In other words, changing your habits, and maybe even getting rid of a few particularly nasty ones like triple chocolate fudge ice cream can actually help to. There are many ways that adults can help children and teens develop a healthy approach to food and exercise. Avoid punishing or rewarding your children with food. Be a good role model for healthy eating and exercising. Be a good role model by having a positive view.

Include children in growing, shopping, and preparation of foods. This is fun for children. And it helps them develop an appreciation for food and where it comes from. They are also more likely to eat foods (namely, fruits and vegetables) they pick from the store (or garden) or help prepare. Maintain structure for meal and snack times.

“There is no amount of cajoling that will help children try new foods in an emotionally and behaviorally healthy way,” says Amy Isabella Chalker, an R.D. who specializes in children’s healthy eating habits. “Instead, present children with a wide variety of foods from meal to meal, and they’ll ultimately learn to eat what is served.”.

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Realistic counseling goals inform parents that they can control the availability of food in the home and give their child appropriate nutrition information.

“Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book” by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, Ellen Roy Elias, Heidi M. Feldman, William L. Coleman
from Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book
by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

If caregivers are patient, offer a variety of foods in small amounts, and encourage some degree of food choice and selffeeding in the child’s own ceremonial manner, then eating can be a happy, positive means of development.

“Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy E-Book” by Eleanor Schlenker, Joyce Ann Gilbert
from Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy E-Book
by Eleanor Schlenker, Joyce Ann Gilbert
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Have the children draw their favorite foods and then follow up with what foods are healthy.

“Lippincott's Content Review for NCLEX-RN” by Diane M. Billings
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by Diane M. Billings
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If they are offered appropriate, healthy food choices and access to high-calorie, nutrient-poor food is limited, preschoolers will learn to self-regulate (eat only until full).

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
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Allow them to select foods from outside sources when they are older, and help them to reflect on how different foods affect their behavior—what foods make them sick or feel well.

“Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition” by Paul Pitchford
from Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
by Paul Pitchford
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  • Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed this video. Becoming a mum to two girls with very different eating styles and preferences certainly added an insight into my own work as a paediatric dietitian.

  • What a great job, Jill! I mean not only you’ve done a great job on this presentation, but also a meaningful job you’ve been doing for years to improve life quality of many many families. I really appreciate it.

  • Biggest takeaway: Imagining a world where all pediatrician offices provide parents with access to an RD for systematic in depth nutrition education. The dream!

  • Thanks Jill for your insight and clarity. As an Aussie family Dietitian, you just described succinctly the client I see in my own Clinic and the families I engage with in workshops and training. The issues are the same in all developed countries of the world. And I too believe the power is in guiding parents to feed well. Not only rhe what, but the how. Thank you! I will be sharing this link.

  • Finally, a nutritionalist that understands that people are unique genetically, hormonally and metabolically. I have friends who steam through life on potatoes and cheese while that would turn me into a brain fogged, lazy buffoon for 3 days.

  • I’m starting to believe that the only way I can eat healthily is if I live alone. And even then, I’ll never be able to eat as much as I want, I wonder if I’ll always have to restrict food intake. I exercise so much but every day I stress over food and my weight. it’s very tiring:( and I don’t know how to be normal anymore

  • This is an imperative message to be sharing, Jill. Thank you for being such an incredible voice for nutrition and health in our nation’s future… our kiddos:)

  • I´ve been following this lady since 2016 and she is amazing. She doesn´t force unshakeable “laws” about nutrition and feeding children. and adolescents. She is openminded, sharp and aware. I love her work. She gives flexible and practical ways of dealing with this issue. She also has an incredible podcast “The Nourished Child Podcast”. Look it up.

  • For people who try ‘diets’ but give up, you have to remember that you can’t just go on an unhealthy dramatic change in diet to quickly loose weight and then go back to your old ways. To have a healthy relationship with food, you have to make a change for good and stick to it. The best diet is just to eat clean with 5 or more 80gram portions of fruit and vegetables per day. I love to eat at least one portion of oily fish per week as well as a portion of white fish, meat for two days and three days eating vegetarian. A great way to start to change your diet is to research different healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks etc) which will give you all the macro and micro nutrients you need as well as being yummy! I like to eat vegetarian, clean food throughout the day and usually eat at least 7 of my five a day by having a smoothie or two per day and snacking on veggies such as cucumber, carrots and peppers with hummus. It’s ok to eat a dessert after dinner as long as it’s not in excess. Having a good relationship with food is about finding the balance between eating healthily and eating food you love which makes you feel energised and happy. A treat once in a while in moderation shouldn’t make you feel bad!��

  • This is such an important message if we are going to improve the health of our children. All parents and parents-to-be should watch this.   Great job Jill!

  • I wish everyone in the world could see this video because she’s so right. As someone who used to be overweight and would struggle and switch between restrictive eating and binge eating, the answer I have found, just as Lambert said, is to eat in the grey area. For what it’s worth, I think it’s also worth mentioning that it’s so important to have an internal source of happiness that takes precedent. So many people go on diets because they compare themselves to others and feel bad, when in reality, those who truly love themselves feel no reason to compare themselves to others. Just as she said, respect your body, love yourself, and know that everything in moderation is they key. Well said by Lambert, truly.

  • Jill knows first hand about the challenges parents face feeding kids, because she’s a mom herself. Her advice is practical, realistic, and science-based. Yes, it’s important to feed kids lots of fruits and vegetables, and yes, good nutrition is incredibly important. But the “how-tos” of feeding plays a vitally important role too. This TEDx talk is top notch, and I hope every parents tunes in!

  • I really enjoyed this talk and topic. I have a toddler and newborn and all of these things apply to me right now. As a dietitian I also felt similar about breastfeeding. I really struggled in some areas where I felt I should be an expert. Also as much as I love my pediatrician and OB we never talked about nutrition for me or my baby. No one encouraged me to breastfeed or told me the benefits of it. Of course it wasn’t a big deal TO ME since I am a trained professional but at the same time I thought about how no one else must be getting any guidance and such a critical stage of their life. Also even if you have been through it before with other kids or having an education where you covered this topic it’s something that if you’re not doing every day you tend to forget so it’s important to refresh those topics with each pregnancy. Thanks Jill!

  • A message needed not just by parents but everyone. Children are our future. Jill Castle gets it! She also has a wonderful podcast The Nourished Child highly recommend.

  • Such great stuff, Jill! I’m a fellow Registered Dietitian and in the thick of feeding my littles, so great to hear this. Thank you!

  • I can’t remember the last time I had a healthy relationship with food. I don’t remember the last time I finished a meal. I don’t remember the last time i didn’t feel guilty after eating. I just want to be happy. I don’t know how to be healthy.

  • The most unfair part of an eating disorder is that food doesn’t look the same anymore. It turns into numbers on your phone or puke sitting in youe toilet bowl or an extra workout or just pure guilt

  • An important message for all parents to hear! “How” Parents feed their kids is just as important as the “what” foods they offer. And Jill is rightwhy is there no formalized training about this for parents?!

  • To say this talk is an eye opener is a vast understatement. Jill’s approach to childhood nutrition not only captured my interest, I found it inspiring. And I don’t even have kids. I will be sharing this video with every parent I know.

  • this talk was so powerful. ive had an eating disorder since I was about 8 years old and I cannot remember what it feels like to sit in front of a plate of food and not have a panic attack. everytime my friends ask me out I have to find a reason as to why I cant go, because I know food will be involved, and every meal time with my family is another argument. And not to forget every doctor turning me away because “im not quite skinny enough” to be accepted into treatment until I literally had to be hospitalized. Thank you fo this talk I think it might help:)

  • I think major part she skips over is the relationship between mental illness and food. I have depression and when those months hit, I literally sit in bed all day and eat junk food even to the point of feeling sick; then I feel terribly guilty, but it sadly becomes the only thing I look forward to in life. Then when I not depressed, I actually exercise, only eat when I’m actually hungry, and have the mental energy to make healthy choices. As a result, I end up losing weight and going back to my setpoint weight. Living with any mental illness is incredibly hard; it affects every aspect of my life from motivation to happiness to food. It’s the biggest reason for my terribly inconsistent relationship with food.