Whether your child is obsessed with sweets, a big (or small) eater, or you simply want to avoid future eating problems, you are in the right place.
In How to Raise a Mindful Eater: 8 Powerful Principles for Transforming Your Child’s Relationship with Food, family nutrition expert Maryann Jacobsen shows you step-by-step how to nurture your child’s emerging relationship with food. The book pinpoints 8 Powerful Principles that give you the best shot at raising a mindful eater, someone who listens to their body, eats for nourishment and enjoyment, and naturally eats in moderation.
The book will teach you how to:
- Encourage an Internal Approach to Eating: Discover how to structure meals, set limits, help children eat based on internal cues of hunger and fullness, and pay attention while eating.
- Balance Food for Nourishment and Enjoyment: Find lasting ways to make nutrition rewarding, sweets less desirable, and eating well a pleasurable experience.
- Teach Body Appreciation and Self Care: Uncover secrets to teaching body appreciation, dealing with weight issues, combating the media’s Thin Ideal, and nurturing self-care.
- Ensure Mental and Emotional Happiness: Escape barriers to raising mindful eaters such as stress, poor self-regulation, dealing with difficult feelings, and a lack of connection between parent and child.