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Stop talking about your dieting in front of children, experts warn, as eating disorders rise – ABC News

Dieticians say well-meaning parents worry too much about food and are discussing dieting in front of children at the same time as an increase in eating disorders….

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Dietitians are urging adults to avoid discussing diet and exercise regimes in front of children, saying demonising food could be damaging to the long-term mental health of children.
Key points:

  • Experts warn parents talking about diets can negatively influence children’s eating habits
  • A dietitian says she is seeing children as young as five restricting food intake
  • Calls to a national eating disorder hotline increased by 60 per cent during 2020

Gold Coast paediatric dietitian Lyza Norton said she has…

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