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Dads, Daughters and Food

With Father’s Day on the horizon, one of the best things that dads can do for their daughter is to take her to lunch, just the two of them.

A father-daughter meal -- pricey or not -- delivers a kind of good nutrition-insurance policy.
   
Half a million teens struggle with eating disorders and disordered eating, according to data from a national survey. The onset of problems with food strikes 12- to 13-year-olds most frequently.

Although researchers insist that eating problems are caused by a complex array of ingredients, including genetics, biology, behavior, psychology and social issues, some experienced experts point to what they call “father...

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