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sk8r31
Thought this was a great article published in the NY Times today about how to teach kids about healthy eating without food shaming.  It includes links to scientific articles and studies that contain very useful info, especially if you are wanting to bring up 'healthy eating' programs and the like in schools.  At the conclusion of the article, you will find a number of sources.
One of the sources is this article from the American Association of Pediatrics.  This is a quote from the article, discussing dieting:

Dieting, defined as caloric restriction with the goal of weight loss, is a risk factor for both obesity and EDs. In a large prospective cohort study in 9- to 14-year-olds (N = 16 882) followed for 2 years, dieting was associated with greater weight gain and increased rates of binge eating in both boys and girls.36 Similarly, in a prospective observational study in 2516 adolescents enrolled in Project Eating Among Teens (Project EAT) followed for 5 years, dieting behaviors were associated with a twofold increased risk of becoming overweight and a 1.5-fold increased risk of binge eating at 5-year follow-up after adjusting for weight status at baseline.37 Stice et al38 showed that girls without obesity who dieted in the ninth grade were 3 times more likely to be overweight in the 12th grade compared with nondieters. These findings and others36,38,39 suggest that dieting is counterproductive to weight-management efforts. Dieting also can predispose to EDs. In a large prospective cohort study in students 14 to 15 years of age followed for 3 years, dieting was the most important predictor of a developing ED. Students who severely restricted their energy intake and skipped meals were 18 times more likely to develop an ED than those who did not diet; those who dieted at a moderate level had a fivefold increased risk
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ValentinaGermania
This is a great article and I hope those who are responsible for all the healthy eating classes in school will read and notice it.
Thanks for posting it!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Foodsupport_AUS
That Pediatrics article is great, a good one for parents to take along to their clinician if they are concerned that there are unhealthy practices at the clinic. A pity there are still trials running on weight loss in teens, and dieting is still so commonly recommended and taught. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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