A big part of my job as a dietitian is to coach people to calm these food fights, so I was super excited that the Nutrition Month 2017 theme is “Take the Fight out of Food” – it’s exactly what I do every day!
Nutrition Month 2017’s campaign from Dietitians of Canada guides people through a three-step approach to improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle. I personally love using this 3-step approach, as it can be very empowering to the individual or the family.
- Spot the problem. Identify or define the specific nutrition problem that needs to be solved, since it’s causing a fight with food.
- Get the facts. Decide what needs to be done to solve the problem using reliable and credible sources.
- Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from family, friends, a dietitian and other members of the health care team.
Over the few weeks, I will go into how to take the fight out of food. You can take action right now by committing to Take the Fight out of Food at www.nutritionmonth2017.ca.
Have a food fight you want support with? Contact Jill, Nurture The Future’s Registered Dietitian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
References: Adapted from the Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month campaign materials. Find more information about Nutrition Month at: www.nutritionmonth2017.ca.