David Wiss MS RDN walks you through some of the controversies around nutrition, eating behavior, and food addiction during childhood and adolescence. Key take-away points:
- Nutrition and weight loss interventions on children and adolescents appear mostly ineffective
- Addiction-like eating may be the explanatory mechanism
- Not an individual problem as much a societal problem
- The use of food to regulate mood starts early
- Loss of control eating is common during adolescence
- First 1,000 days appears critical for shaping one’s relationship to food
- It probably starts sooner! In utero & parental genes
- Food environment and other social factors are of course critical
- We need nutrition-related public health policy
Nutrition in Recovery is a group practice of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and other health professionals who specialize in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, body image, mental health, as well as general wellness.
We send out a monthly Newsletter summarizing the latest research linking nutrition and mental health. Each newsletter will include a short video with some helpful hints and actions you can implement to improve mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing for yourself and for your clients. You will be among the first to hear the findings and insights from cutting-edge data, and we are providing references so you can do your own research if interested.
Within the next year you can look forward to the following topics being covered:
Men and Eating Disorders
View last month’s video on Bariatric Surgery