WIN Wyoming

Thought Bullets
August 2000

The August 2000 issue of Good Housekeeping includes an article on the growing concerns with eating disorders among teenage males. A thank you is extended to Sonya Meyer, associate professor with the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Wyoming, for sharing the article.

  1. Avoid passing your food anxieties on to your kids. Before you complain about the fat in salad dressing and the calories in your favorite dessert, remember your kids are listening.

  2. Don’t use food to comfort your child. Avoid offering ice cream when your child skins a knee. "Food can make you feel better" is a dangerous message.

  3. Don’t put your child on a diet. If your child is overweight, discover fun ways for your child to spend more time being active rather than sedentary.

Source:  Pappano L.  Every day I would eat less and less.  Good Housekeeping.  August 2000, pp. 116, 119, 200.

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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