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Good Food for Life

Maggie Davis’  book, Good Food for Life: Planning, Preparing and Sharing, has been published and is available on Amazon and in bookstores. Click on the photo to see more.

Click here to listen to Mindy Todd (WCAI – The Point) interview Maggie about Good Food for Life

“Do you want to have more energy? Want to be around to see your children and grandchildren get married and raise their families? Read this book… and then live it.”

Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life

 

 

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 22-28, 2015
The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness Week) is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments. By increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention, which can improve the likelihood of full recovery for millions.

Not all individuals with an eating disorder are underweight teenage girls. Some are boys who are obsessed with their weight and body image; some are middle aged women who suffer with compulsive overeating disorder, and some are adults who experience night eating syndrome or addictive overeating. In a culture where 40% of first, second and third grade girls want to be thinner the risk of eating disorders is higher than ever. Early intervention is crucial for prevention, treatment and recovery. If some one you love is exhibiting these signs they may already have disordered eating:

  • eating although one is not hungry
  • not eating although one is hungryhealthy living collage
  • feeling guilty after eating
  • avoiding certain foods or categories of foods, then eating large quantities of them
  • hiding eating from others
  • being addicted to food or at war with food or their body
  • wearing baggy clothing to hide significant weight loss

It’s important to seek help from a health professional such as a doctor, psychotherapist, nutritionist or counselor to assess the need for intervention. Online Resources include:

  • National Eating Disorder Association – http://nedawareness.org/get-help – online screening is available as well as toolkits for parents and teachers
  • Multidisciplinary Eating Disorder Association – http://medainc.org/

 

Picky Eaters – What’s a Parent to do?

Apple_pickingThis group is offered for parents of picky eaters from 9 months to 9 years old. Take the battle out of eating and make mealtime pleasant again and help cultivate good eating habits in your child.

Course Objectives:

  • Assess your own eating style and how you were fed as a child
  • Learn about what is normal eating for children of various ages
  • Develop strategies to involve your child in meals
  • Obtain resources to help you promote healthy eating at any age
  • What to do if your child is growing well or not growing well enough
  • Learn about the what and how of eating

3 sessions – starting in March

Fee: $125 ( $15 discount for established Live Nutrition clients )

 

Coming Soon: 2015 Dietary Guidelines

WaldorfThe report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has been released. We’ll keep you posted as the Guidelines become available, but here are a few highlights…

Dietary Guidelines are based on the preponderance of current scientific and medical knowledge, and released by the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) every five years. In addition to addressing dietary patterns, the report also examines physical activity and lifestyle behaviors related to individual health and the public health. And the report advocates the use of health professionals in the education and motivation of individuals and groups to facilitate the necessary changes.

Not surprisingly, the Committee found that “In comparison to recommended amounts in the USDA Food Patterns, the majority of the U.S. population has low intakes of key food groups that are important sources of the shortfall nutrients, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dairy. Furthermore, population intake is too high for refined grains and added sugars.”

“Following a dietary pattern associated with reduced risk of CVD, overweight, and obesity also will have positive health benefits beyond these categories of health outcomes. Thus, the U.S. population should be encouraged and guided to consume dietary patterns that are rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seafood, legumes, and nuts; moderate in low- and non-fat dairy products and alcohol (among adults); lower in red and processed meat; and low in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages and refined grains. These dietary patterns can be achieved in many ways and should be tailored to the individual’s biological
and medical needs as well as socio-cultural preferences.”
-Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
The committee’s 571 page report and more information on its recommendations, including how the 2015 recommendations differ from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, are available at http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/. This report outlines the scientific evidence that will be the basis for formulating the practical guidelines for government , food industry and the public.

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