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Moms, Kids, And Diets

Hour 2:           What’s the best way to help kids make healthy food and lifestyle choices? We’ll talk this hour with writer Dara-Lynn Weiss who ignited a fierce debate about children and dieting with her April, 2012 column for Vogue magazine. She tells the whole story in her new book “The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet–A Memoir” (Ballantine Books, 2013).

  • Ann

    As a child my mother put me on a doctor prescribed (1200 cal/day) diet when I was 10. Although as an adult I have had (moderate) struggles with weight – the weight control habits I learned then have stayed with me…ie when my weight has gotten out of control I have been able to reign it in to a healthy balance (more or less). My program lasted about 6 months when I did it. As long as dieting is not a constant topic of conversation, or obsession, I truly believe that this is a good solution for most children. It boosted my confidence, athletic ability, and helped in my trasition to adolescence. I wish more parents would do this.

  • Ann

    As a child my mother put me on a doctor prescribed (1200 cal/day) diet when I was 10. Although as an adult I have had (moderate) struggles with weight – the weight control habits I learned then have stayed with me…ie when my weight has gotten out of control I have been able to reign it in to a healthy balance (more or less). My program lasted about 6 months when I did it. As long as dieting is not a constant topic of conversation, or obsession, I truly believe that this is a good solution for most children. It boosted my confidence, athletic ability, and helped in my trasition to adolescence. I wish more parents would do this.

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