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Fearless Feeding

By Michelle May, M.D.

By: Camille Schwartz (Communications Intern)

Do you get tired of begging your child to eat more healthy foods and less junk food? Do you ever bribe your child with dessert for cleaning their plate? Do your family meals last less than 10 minutes before someone turns on the television or leaves the room? What if the answer to solving family mealtime problems was one simple word: mindfulness?

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In her book Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, Jill Castle MS, RD, LDN, offers parents tools and strategies to nourish their children mindfully, while encouraging them to listen to the wisdom of their own bodies. Castle, a mother of four and a registered dietitian, provides parents with practical and realistic strategies to make mindful eating a part of the home environment.

Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, said, “Children are born with the instinctive ability to use their hunger and satiety cues to guide their eating. Unfortunately, this natural skill can be easily unlearned.”


“Fearless Feeding gives parents nutrition and feeding facts, tips and practical strategies to preserve this natural, already built-in eating regulation system with which children are born,” says Castle.”You might say we are the prequel to mindful eating-helping parents feed their children mindfully, while teaching children how to keep self-regulating through all the stages of childhood.”

Provide your family with a supportive environment and the opportunities to develop a healthy and mindful relationship to food that will last a lifetime.

For more information, visit the Fearless Feeding website.

Read tips for supporting healthy habits in children.


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About the author

Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training. She is the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle , winner of seven publishing awards. She is also the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery. Michelle shares her compelling message and constructive keynotes with audiences around the country, offers workplace wellness programs, and has trained and licensed hundreds of health professionals to facilitate Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs worldwide. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, the Discovery Health Channel, and Oprah Radio, and quoted in Diabetic Living, Fitness, Health, Huffington Post, Parents, Self, USA Weekend, US News & World Report, WebMD and many others. Her personal success story was published in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul. Michelle cherishes her relationships with her husband, Owen and grown children, Tyler and Elyse. She regularly enjoys practicing yoga and hiking near her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She and Owen, a professional chef, share a passion for gourmet and healthful cooking, wine tasting, photography, and traveling.

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