Five women and two men holding a sign that reads "We Are Marching for so many #MarchAgainst ED
    July 25, 2014
    Present Day

    My daughter spent almost five months in the UCSD Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Program in 2012 and six weeks in their adult program in 2013, after a relapse. She continues to check in with her …

    Happy Family at a wedding
    July 24, 2014
    FBT What?

    Family Based Treatment (FBT) understands this truth: recovery from an eating disorder cannot be made without full weight restoration and ongoing full nutrition. There is another important acknowledgem…

    Line drawing of an elephant
    July 23, 2014
    Down the Rabbit Hole

    I am fond of prefacing conversations about eating disorders with: “If, everything you know about eating disorders you learned from an ABC Afterschool Special or Lifetime TV movie, you don’t know a…

    Obesity: The Yogurt Solution
    April 24, 2003
    Obesity: The Yogurt Solution

    In an effort to stay slim, many teenage girls forgo dairy products in favor of diet sodas. Ironically, research shows that calcium is important for maintaining ideal weight. Nonfat yogurt or milk may …

    Iron Needs Missed in Millions
    October 18, 2002
    Iron Needs Missed in Millions

    Iron deficiency in toddlers, preschool children, and teenage girls is still all too common in the US. Healthy People 2010 is a program that has set an achievable target of dropping iron deficiency rat…

    The Lunch of Champions?
    October 26, 2000
    The Lunch of Champions?

    No, once again, breakfast emerges as the most important meal for parents to focus on with their kids. Many children (and adults) still skip breakfast. (more…)…

    Helping Kids Eat Smart
    January 7, 1999
    Helping Kids Eat Smart

    Encourage your children's teachers to teach the class at least a little about good nutrition at the beginning of each year. If eating well is confirmed by this outside authority and is tied in with su…

    Healthy Eating, Part IV - Motivators for school age children and adolescents
    January 7, 1999
    Healthy Eating, Part IV – Motivators for school age children and adolescents

    During school years, the phenomenon of peer pressure begins to become a very powerful force. Children see what's packed in each other's lunches. And, yes, it's not unusual for your darling to trade th…