Don't use the phrase 'Too Much Sugar'

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  • instead of saying the phrase “too much sugar” to kids, she prefers terms like "quick energy. Because, honestly, we do treat sugary foods differently.” Rowell sees a lot of young children struggling with sweets and believes it “is a result of approaching sweets with fear, shame and avoidance.”
  • "Teaching him or her to be aware of what feels good or bad in their body – rather than labeling foods as 'good' or 'bad' – is a much more effective strategy for raising kids to have a positive relationship with food that will last a lifetime.”

https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2019-01-16/what-to-say-to-kids-about-sugar

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  • 8 months ago by vince