Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. We field countless questions from parents on how they can get their kids to eat healthy foods and stay at a healthy weight. It has become clear that healthy food choices and behaviors have to come from the parents and trickle down to their children – poor food choices are often times a family issue, not just a child’s issue. We are happy to introduce our first guest blogger, Susan Thompson, PhD, who specializes in the psychology of food and overeating.
When I meet someone at a party and they ask, “What do you do?” what I say is that “I teach people how their brains keep them from losing weight.” It’s kind of a glib answer but it always piques people’s curiosity and inevitably I end up telling them more. Continue reading