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Sarah Dempster
Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) & MSc psychology student . interested in child feeding, eating behaviour, body image & weight stigma.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 15
Replying to @ChristinaPott3r
I’m in Edinburgh and happy to help 😊
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Sarah Dempster Feb 15
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Sarah Dempster Feb 14
Yesssss!
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Sarah Dempster Feb 14
Yes. This. I always find these conversations hard because my inner critic also loves to tell me I’m inferior. Titles matter, CPD matters, scope of practice matters. But collaborating, questioning, & supporting each other professionally is key to getting it right for the public.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 13
Replying to @BrownAdey @GidMK and 8 others
I can’t see any information in the protocol that suggests this will be monitored, or that development is being considered at all.
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Alex 🔬☕️🐱🏃🏻‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏳️‍🌈 Feb 12
Replying to @indigo5alpha
Before we are successful scientists, we should be decent human beings who actually care about other people. People, and their lives, are not tools to be used.
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Dr Carolynne White OT Feb 12
Interesting article in the context of yesterday’s healthy lunch box controversy - we need to focus action on structures that influence parents ability to provide food rather than individual behaviour.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 13
Any human data?
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Sarah Dempster Feb 13
That’s interesting. Appreciate that it’s complex but I’d really like to understand what the impact of VLED would be on the development of a 13 year old. Is there any data that would indicate it’s safe? Interested in sexual development and effect on cognition in particular.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 13
Replying to @GidMK @BrownAdey and 8 others
We seem to be going round in circles here. At various points in this conversation, people have said that we need this research to understand risks vs benefits. Can we not be clear about that, in at least general terms, in the recruitment?
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Sarah Dempster Feb 13
What I’m asking is, if the study is about more than weight loss outcomes, why not make that clear from the outset in recruitment? It seems bizarre to wait.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 13
Also, if all of the things you’ve spoken about have been taken into account (kids already dieting, study will measure DE behaviour, etc) why not be clear on this from the outset to children and their parents who may be interested in taking part?
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Sarah Dempster Feb 13
I can’t speak for anyone else but have read the protocol, and there was a conversation about what it includes in an earlier sub thread. On the topic of the website, this is used for recruiting participants, so why does it over-simplify and not mention possible risks?
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Sarah Dempster Feb 12
There’s been a bit of news about the role of ultraprocessed foods in nutrition and health outcomes. This is the most important point, I think:
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Sarah Dempster Feb 12
That’s an important point, I think criticism of the public health approach to weight needs to be directed towards national campaigns and policy, not local public health.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 12
That’s brilliant, looks really interesting.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 12
So, the question I have is, why is there still such a focus in public health on how to “prevent/tackle/raise awareness of obesity”? If it’s associated LTCs that cause morbidity couldn’t we just focus on preventing those? Would be much less stigmatising.
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Sarah Dempster Feb 11
Excited for you, sazdo xx
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Sarah Dempster Feb 10
Replying to @LaurieEyles @leoniee54
Likewise, I didn’t mean to trivialise the distress that people can feel around eating, just acknowledge that work around food needs to be trauma informed and also that there is a place for food to bring comfort.
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Laura Thomas, Ph.D. Feb 10
WHAT DOES UNCONDITIONAL PERMISSION TO EAT REALLY MEAN?With so much confusion around what Intuitive Eating is (+ isn't) - I've written a blog series on the underlying constructs of IE, summarising the research + tips for applying it (clinically/personally)
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