Why won't Tommy eat?

Canada, 1948

Film
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The problem of children who won’t eat and what can be done about it. Uses example of the story of a small boy, Tommy, who wont eat. the need to understand the child is ilustrated, including consideration of habits that were begun in infancy. The necessity for a mother to be relaxed when feeding her baby, the importance of feeding the infant when he is hungry, the significance of pleasant surroundings, are emphasised. When Tommy’s mother assumes a new attitude toward Tommy, he begins to develop proper eating habits.

Credits

director

Judith Crawley

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Crawley Films

Language

English

Duration

00:17:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30484

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Child psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Nutrition

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Eating disorders

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Food habits

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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