Why it’s important to teach kids intuitive eating

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Megan Robinson, MS, RD, CDE, CSSD, LDN,

How many times have you told your child to take that last bite or to not waste food? This can lead to them hiding food in their napkins or feeding it to the dog just so they can leave the table. These types of words and actions teach children to ignore internal hunger cues, lessening intuitive eating. How can we teach our kids to avoid mindless eating and be more intuitive when they eat? https://www.philly.com/health/teaching-kids-intuitive-eating-20190211.html

Children need time, most of all, to build resilience

Lancaster Online – Dr. Pia Fenimore

Pediatricians are seeing epidemic-level numbers of children and teens with anxiety disorders and physical problems related to anxiety.  I currently estimate that more than 25 percent of the problems I discuss with parents and children in a day are stress-related. Anxiety presents in so many ways in kids: school avoidance, sleep problems, headaches, panic attacks, depressed mood and stomach pains are only a few ways that kids can show their stress. https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/columnists/children-need-time-most-of-all-to-build-resilience/article_a75111d4-2b10-11e9-be2c-c371d9b5f2a8.html

Dentist warns parents about why too much toothpaste could be bad for children

NTV – Valerie Juarez

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning parents that many children are using an unhealthy amount of toothpaste while brushing. “Drake, can I look at your teeth really quick?” said Dr. Kole Kugler, dentist at Meadowlark Dental Associates in Kearney. Getting kids to brush their teeth can sometimes feel like a lot of work. https://nebraska.tv/news/local/dentist-warns-parents-about-why-too-much-toothpaste-could-be-bad-for-children