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PurpleRain
So, my youngest (nonED) child had a class about nutrition today. He informed me that we should not drink soda (we didn't but since ED arrival I am of course much more flexible about it, meaning if my kids ask for soda at the movies or at the restaurant I say ok, no more labelling food as "bad"). I'm not sure what else they told them, there is a talk for parents later on (why on earth isn't the talk for parents given BEFORE the one for kids???) so I'll found out soon enough. Why do 9 year old kids have to know about this? It's the parents job to feed their kids!!! (Although I must confess that previous to ED I wouldn't have minded, sadly).
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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MKR
I totally agree that it's for the parents (and grandparents, sometimes) to learn about nutrition as they are the ones providing the meals, not the children and especially not 9-year-olds not  to mention pre-schoolers.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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ValentinaGermania
Is this only once or will this class continue? Can you take him out?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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PurpleRain
It's just once fortunately, otherwise I will pull him out. Interestingly my ed d never had this class, nevertheless down the rabbit hole she went 🙁  although she is doing really well at the moment.
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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