When we are babies we are born with an internal mechanism that tells us when we are hungry and when we are full- it's not until our parents begin to "teach" us how to eat that the problems arise. We don't need to be taught how to eat- children need to be taught smart choices and about nutrition but not how to eat- we know how to do this from birth.

If we simply used food for what it is intended- nourishing our bodies- we wouldn't have many of the conflicts and mixed messages we are struggling with at this time. We are constantly bombarded with mixed messages about food and self image. Many parents themselves use food as a stress reliever, reward, comfort, healing and entertainment- so how can we expect our children to develop a healthy relationship with food if they do not have a clear example?

Great article and great message!!!! Love it!!

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