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Food obsession

(article, Culinate staff)

According to a recent New York Times article, parents concerned about what their children eat are raising kids to be fearful of food. Refined flour. Sugar. Trans fats. Pesticides. Even salt. Apparently we're raising our tots to be overly worried about their own health:

bq. Dr. Steven Bratman of Denver has come up with a term to describe people obsessed with health food: orthorexia. Orthorexic patients, he says, are fixated on “righteous eating” (the word stems from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight and correct).

Or maybe it's just a fancy term for "obsessed with food."