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Is Your Toddler Simple Chubby or Obese?

Near 9 out 10 Mothers Misjudge Kid’s Weight A new study shows that many mothers of toddlers don’t realize that their babies are overweight.  They think they are just chubby for their age.  However, this misunderstanding early in life may be setting the stage for their children to grow up obese or significantly overweight.  When asked, nearly 7 out of 10 mothers incorrectly assessed the body size of their toddler … Continue reading

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Losing Weight – What Not to Do for your Child

The case of Ms. Weiss, a New York socialite, whose approach was extremely and potentially damaging to her child’s mental health, and is a case study in what NOT to do in helping you child manage their weight. Ms. Weiss explains to Vogue how she put her 7-year-old daughter on a strict diet after her daughter came home crying that a boy called her fat.  Ms. Weiss’ daughter was clinically … Continue reading

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The “Do’s” When It Comes to helping an Overweight Child

In Vogue’s April issue, we see a classic example of what not to do in order to help your child lose weight.  Here we have the case of Ms. Weiss, a New York socialite, whose approach was extreme and was potentially damaging to her child’s mental health. The truth is, we have more than sufficient evidence from scientific research that strictly controlling the eating habits of kids does more damage … Continue reading

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