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The Good Parenting Food Guide: Managing What Children Eat Without Making Food a Problem

Book Description

The Good Parenting Food Guide offers straightforward advice for how to encourage children to develop a healthy, unproblematic approach to eating.

  • Explores key aspects of children's eating behavior, including how children learn to like food, the role of food in their life and how habits are formed and can be changed

  • Discusses common problems with children's diets, including picky eating, under-eating, overeating, obesity, eating disorders and how to deal with a child who is critical of how they look

  • Turns current research and data into practical tips

  • Filled with practical solutions, take home points, drawings, and photos

  • Mumsnet Blue Badge Award Winner

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title page
    3. Copyright page
    4. Dedication
    5. Epigraph
    6. Introduction
      1. Who Is It For?
      2. The Author
      3. The Structure of the Book
      4. A Note on Language
      5. A Note on Detail
      6. Acknowledgments
    7. Facts and theories
      1. 1: What is healthy eating?
        1. A Brief History of Healthy Eating
        2. Healthy Eating in the Modern Day
        3. Why Eat a Healthy Diet?
        4. Eating and Illness
        5. Who Has a Healthy Diet?
        6. In Summary
      2. 2: How do we learn to like the food we like?
        1. Biological Models of Eating Behavior
        2. Psychological Models of Eating Behavior
        3. In Summary
      3. 3: What does food mean to us and what role does it play in our lives?
        1. Food and Emotional Regulation
        2. Food and Conflict
        3. Food and Self-Control
        4. Food and Social Interaction
        5. Food as Self-Identity and Communication
        6. In Summary
      4. 4: Why are eating habits so hard to change?
        1. How Do Habits Develop?
        2. Why Are Habits Difficult to Change?
        3. Success Stories
        4. How Can Habits Be Changed?
        5. In Summary
      5. 5: Overweight and obesity: Prevalence, consequences, and causes
        1. What Is Obesity?
        2. How Common Is Obesity?
        3. What Are the Consequences of Being Overweight or Obese?
        4. Causes of Obesity
        5. In Summary
      6. 6: Overweight and obesity: Prevention and treatments
        1. How Can We Prevent Obesity?
        2. How Can We Treat Obesity?
        3. In Summary
      7. 7: Eating disorders: Prevalence, consequences, and causes
        1. Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
        2. Bulimia Nervosa (BN)
        3. What Causes Eating Disorders?
        4. In Summary
      8. 8: Eating disorders: Prevention and treatments
        1. How Can We Prevent Eating Disorders?
        2. How Can Eating Disorders Be Treated?
        3. In Summary
    8. Tips and reality
      1. 9: “I don't have time to cook”
        1. Cook Whenever You Can
        2. Find Time
        3. Buy Ingredients Not Meals
        4. Shop for the Week
        5. Make Life Easy for Yourself
        6. Prepare Food in Advance
        7. Roll Meals Over from One Day to the Next
        8. Have “Help Yourself” Meals
        9. Cut Corners
        10. Eat as a Family at a Table (If You Can)
        11. Give Yourself Days Off
        12. Share the Load
        13. Make It Your Space
        14. Some Recipes for You
        15. In Summary
      2. 10: “My child won't eat a healthy diet”
        1. Tips for Getting Them to Eat More Healthily
        2. Fruit
        3. Vegetables
        4. Complex Carbohydrates
        5. Low Fat
        6. Sugary Foods
        7. In Summary
      3. 11: “My child watches too much TV”: Tips for being more active
        1. Why Exercise?
        2. Why Do People Do Exercise? (And How Can You Make Your Child Do More?)
        3. Costs and Benefits of Exercise
        4. Social Norms
        5. Confidence
        6. Habit
        7. Planning
        8. Valuing Health
        9. Happiness
        10. In Summary
      4. 12: “My child eats too much”
        1. Decide If You Need to Worry
        2. Don't Put Them on a Diet
        3. Be More Active
        4. Be a Good Role Model for Eating
        5. Be a Good Role Model for Body Size
        6. Say the Right Things
        7. Change Their Environment
        8. Portion Control
        9. Plan Meals
        10. Cook Filling Meals
        11. Eat Breakfast
        12. Eat as a Family
        13. Seize a Moment to Have a Chat
        14. Get a Fruit Bowl
        15. In Summary
      5. 13: “My child won't eat enough”
        1. Working Out What Is Normal
        2. Be a Good Role Model for Eating
        3. Be a Good Role Model for Body Satisfaction
        4. Eat as a Family
        5. Say the Right Things
        6. Don't Focus on the Food
        7. Be Encouraging
        8. Cook What They Like
        9. Keep It Varied
        10. Use Mindless Eating
        11. Seize the Moment to Have a Chat
        12. Question What Is Happening at School
        13. Question What Is Happening in the Family
        14. Consider How You Can Change
        15. Use Peer Pressure
        16. Use Natural Breaks in the Routine
        17. Seek Help
        18. In Summary
      6. 14: “My child thinks they are fat”
        1. Be a Good Role Model
        2. Say the Right Things about Your Child
        3. Say the Right Things about Others
        4. Acknowledge Their Feelings
        5. Focus on the Positives
        6. Bin the Scales
        7. Move the Mirrors
        8. Don't Comment on What They Wear
        9. Explain the Tricks of the Media
        10. Use Their Peer Group
        11. Challenge Their Beliefs
        12. Give Them a “Good Enough” Principle
        13. Seize the Moment to Have a Word about Eating Problems
        14. Be More Active
        15. Expand Their Interests
        16. Do Something about It
        17. In Summary
      7. 15: Take home points
        1. Final Words
    9. Recommended reading
    10. References
    11. Index