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Try this non-diet approach to teach kids healthy eating

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Posted at 7:36 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 08:54:48-04

The American Heart Associated reports one in three kids in the U.S. are overweight or obese. So how can you help your children make better choices?

Registered dieticians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, promote intuitive eating. It’s a non-diet approach that teaches kids to listen to their bodies and learn what it feels like to be hungry or full. They stress ten principles of intuitive eating. Click here to read those.

According to Nancy Zucker, a psychologist and director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders, in a sample of 2,600 adults, 75 percent of adults who identified as picky eaters said their patterns started in childhood.

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, Megan Robinson, a registered dietitian at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, provided five tips for raising an intuitive eater. Click here to read the article.