Nutrition, not Calories: Childhood Obesity Meets Childhood Anorexia

Obesity may be unhealthy, but so are other food-related problems. Just this week, the news broke that eating disorders are on the rise among children younger than twelve. Girls — and some boys, though the problem tends to be a gendered one — as young as 7 and 8 are being admitted to hospitals for the problem usually associated with teens. ...more
Hello Ms. Cate,   I agree with the difficulty with single-sightedness in the "children need to ...more

Chubby Kids: Solutions for Every Parent

Meg Meeker,

Our Bodies, Our Selves, Our CHILDREN'S Selves

It's Love Your Body Day. That's a good thing, and, also, a very, very sad thing. ...more

Dancing with your child is a great way to love your body without having to say anything about ...more

Mommy, Am I Fat?

At what point does your daughter start saying that? I was talking to a friend of mine recently about girls and body image, and she mentioned a friend of hers had a reality check when her five-year-old put on a pair of jeans, turned around, and checked out her butt in the mirror.  Because that's what she saw her mother do every day while getting dressed. OUUUCH. ...more

My daughter asked me how many calories were in her juice box!  That got me going.  She was ...more