fussy eater Tag

I spoke at an International Women's Day event last week. It was a reasonably large event and I started by stating that 'statistically there were over 15 people currently in the room who have an eating disorder'. I talked about the secrecy surrounding eating disorders and...

As part of a ‘new corporate strategy’ Weightwatchers in the US, has announced it will be promoting free memberships to teens aged 13 - 17years old. Weightwatchers claim it will "help the development of healthy habits at a critical life stage". I would argue that...

  The sign-up numbers for gym membership increase by about 15% in the first month of the year, so your local gym will be warming up this week in order to sell, as it does every year,  the idea of obtaining the perfect body. We know that...

Many girls agree their mother has the biggest influence on their own self-image and they have adopted their mothers’ views on food and dieting. A 2009 magazine survey of 512 teenage girls with an average age of 14 found: 38% said their mother had the biggest influence...

This is just a small selection of the men and women that have joined the ACFED family.  We use the word family, because we have a personal connection with each and every person in our ACFED Approved Practitioner network.  We have met each person, and...

“I’m so sorry for crying” she said, “but you are the first person to recognise there is a genuine problem”. Diane grabbed a tissue, and told me her story. Diane had become very worried about her 12-year-old daughter Sarah.  Sarah was rapidly losing weight and had...

Food labelling gives manufacturers a great opportunity to sell their product to you at a time when you are ready to buy, at the supermarket. Words like ‘Natural’ and ‘Goodness’ are often emblazoned on the front of the package in a bold font, whilst the actual...