Are you concerned about your child’s healthy eating and food choices? According to conventional wisdom, roughly 34% of children ages 12 to 19 are now classified as overweight or obese, but eating disorders are also a serious threat. Adolescents who dieted in 9th grade were three times more likely to be overweight in12th grade, compared with non-dieters, and teens who restricted their food intake and skipped meals were 18 times more likely to develop eating disorders than those who didn’t diet. Disordered eating is, in fact, the third most common chronic condition in adolescents — after obesity and asthma. Emotional eating, or eating as a coping mechanism is also associated with unhealthy dietary patterns and weight gain as well.
In class, we will discuss adolescent vulnerability to unhealthy eating patterns, eating disorders, and how various practices used by parents often unknowingly influence negative eating behaviors that can unintentionally lead to life-long issues around food, body image, and confidence.
Professional Coach, Kristin Jones, will help parents and caregivers navigate this sensitive and important topic impacting their children’s healthy eating.
Note: This is an online lecture in two sessions, Jan 10 & 17 from 7:00-8:00pm. $15 registration fee. No discounts or waivers apply.