It Happened This Week: Helping without Harming – A Message to Michelle Obama

We began and end the week with wise words from Ellyn Satter.  Today, we focus on her message to Michelle Obama to stop talking about childhood obesity.  Ellyn encourages instead a focus on helping parents set up a healthy feeding environment that will support their children’s natural abilities to choose what’s right for their health.  […]

Raising Healthy Eaters: Feeding Teenagers

Today my youngest child begins his last year as a teenager.  He’s off at college and I’m not dealing with the day-to-day responsibilities of child rearing anymore.  But many of us still are, and I thought I’d celebrate Jake’s birthday by pointing readers to Ellyn Satter’s latest newsletter talking about the division of responsibility in […]

Raising Healthy Eaters: A Mother’s Day Tale of Sugar &, Finally, Spice

Sunday is Mother’s Day — a perfect time to talk about feeding our kids.  ‘Cuz even on ‘our’ day, we’re thinking about our favorite people in the world. When my kids were young, I was faced with an ironic challenge for a dietitian.  My son’s definite predilection for sugar and adamant rejection of vegetables, whole […]