Registered dietitian shares 5 things she never does with her own kids

Parents who focus too much on weight and calories may unintentionally contribute to their children developing an unhealthy relationship with food. Ayat Sleymann, a registered dietitian and mother, advises against mentioning weight and instead encourages healthy lifestyle habits. She emphasizes the importance of modeling positive body image and providing structured meals and snacks for children. Sleymann also suggests avoiding categorizing foods as "good" or "bad" and instead focusing on the nutrients they provide. Instead of counting calories, she recommends focusing on the nutritional value of food and allowing children to self-regulate their hunger.

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