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Teaching Healthy Relationships with Food and Body
1. Avoid statements about weight, body shape, and size.
 
2. There are no "good" or "bad" foods. All foods are fine in moderation.
 
3. Model and encourage healthy eating (i.e. not dieting).
 
4. Avoid using food as a reward or a positive reinforcement.
 
5. Focus on the functions of the body, not size or appearance.
 
6. Encourage physical activities for fun and join in them.
 
7. Compliment loved ones on their talents, accomplishments, intelligence,and values.
 
8. Teach your loved one to listen to their own hunger. Encourage eating when they are hungry and stopping when they are full.
 
9. Talk about unrealistic media images and messages.
 
10. Encourage an open line of communication between you and your loved one.
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