Melinda Tankard Reist


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My friend (mother of 8 healthy children, what follows relating to no. 7) received this today from her 3 year old's kindy. I told her to put in two slices tomorrow and tell them to get lost. It seems the memo struck a chord with many parents. While many agreed we want to encourage healthy eating in children, the majority feeling was that this was poor communication, an interference in their parenting, was heavy-handed and could contribute to problems of food shaming in
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Mar 03 2017
Melinda Tankard Reist has most recently been quoted in an article called School Note Criticizes Mom for Chocolate Cake in 3-Year-Old’s Lunch: ‘We Need to Be Careful About Food Shaming Children’. Melinda Tankard Reist said, “We need to be very careful about contributing to food shaming in children, which can lead to harmful ideas about food and eating, contributing to body image issues. There needs to be open communication in a way that while supportive of school policy on healthy eating, engages with parents in an open and positive way.”. Melinda Tankard Reist has been quoted a grand total of 2 times in 1 article.
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