Scrap the Scale: There’s a Better Way to Measure Health by Karen Giles-Smith
Why weighing yourself can do more harm than good.

Together at the Table by Karen Giles-Smith
When families eat together, children and teens do better in many ways including socially, emotionally, nutritionally and academically.

Saving Your Family’s Sanity at Mealtimes by Karen Giles-Smith
Children eat and behave better during meals when parents follow the “division of responsibility” in feeding.

Think Before You Eat by Karen Giles-Smith
Making conscious food choices and eating mindfully increases enjoyment and often prevents overeating.

How to Help Kids Build a Healthy Body Image by Karen Giles-Smith
Through role modeling, parents can foster children’s self-esteem and a healthy body image.

10 Things to Do for Weight and Health by Jon Robison, PhD, MS

Recommended Web Sites

Ellyn Satter Associates
How to eat; how to feed children

Intuitive Eating
Creating a healthy relationship with food, mind and body

Diet Survivors
The downsides of dieting and how to stop

Am I Hungry?
Eat mindfully. Live vibrantly.

Meal Makeover Moms
Registered dietitian moms help busy families eat better

Raise Healthy Eaters
How to raise healthy, happy, confident eaters

Body Image Health
Tools for preventing body image, eating, fitness and weight problems before they start.

The Feeding Doctor
Family physician, Katja Rowell, works with parents and educates health care providers to provide solutions and support for child feeding and weight concerns.

Recommended Books

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook by Ellyn Satter

Your Child’s Weight: Helping without Harming: Birth through Adolescence by Ellyn Satter

Real Kids Come in All Sizes: Ten Essential Lessons to Build Your Child’s Body Esteem by Kathy Kater

Eat What You Love; Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle by Michelle May

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

The Diet Survivor’s Handbook by Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays, MD

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