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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

 

 

How C.A.N. you improve your nutrition?

Brian Wansink, PhD, is The Director of the Cornell University Food and Brand lab and the author of Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life recently published a review article in the journal Psychology and Marketing of 112 previous studies that analyzed healthy eating behaviors. Dr. Wansink summarized the main principles that can help us eat better quality foods. His C.A.N. Approach emphasizes making healthier foods more convenient, more attractive looking and more of a normal choice. In one of his studies involving school cafeterias he found that when white milk was placed in the front of the cooler (more convenient), was served in shapely bottles (more attractive) and when it occupied more of the cooler (more normal) then kids drank 30-60% more of it. At home this may mean having a bowl of apples or clementines near your purse or keys may be a more convenient choice than grabbing a food bar or some cookies. Other findings include that in households where chips or cookies are on the counter, individuals were found to weigh 10# more than in homes where snack foods were not in view. Another interesting finding was that there was 44% more snacking done in cluttered kitchens than in neat and organized ones.

The C.A.N. Approach emphasizes food that is:

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Attractive

Normal

 

Let us know how you are applying these principles in your own life… Email me at maggiedavis@comcast.net and be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Slim by Design!

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 )

 

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