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what’s the right way to feed your child?

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Healthy eating is an emotive topic. Everyone has their viewpoints on what constitutes a good diet and it’s rare these days for anyone to agree.

What is best? Vegan? Dairy free? Low carb? High fat? It’s a minefield and it’s guaranteed to cause an argument. In the old days we were warned not to talk about politics or religion unless we wanted a row but in 2018 you can add ‘healthy eating’ to the top of that list.

I’ve had a whole lifetime of disordered eating and I don’t want to pass that onto my son. I don’t want him being unhappy with his body whatever its size and I don’t want him dieting as I firmly believe that diets not only don’t work but that the diet culture fuels obesity and body shame. I desperately want him to have a healthy relationship with food and that’s something we as a family try hard to pursue.

I don’t allow negative body conversations around him – he’s not even three but it’s amazing what he picks up on so we try where we can to highlight that all bodies........

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