Anna Lutz and Elizabeth Davenport have a conversation with McCall Dempsey, founder of Southern Smash, about parents who have their own history of an eating disorder and the ways in which that can make feeding a family challenging.
- The unique challenges faced by someone who has recovered from an eating disorder when feeding their children.
- How being relaxed about sugar and processed foods can make feeding kids easier and helps raise intuitive eaters.
- The challenges that arise around feeding kids when someone has a complicated relationship with food.
- The power of letting your kids know that it’s ok to not be ok.
- Advice for parents who have struggled with an eating disorder and are afraid that their child will also develop an eating disorder.
- McCall Dempsey
- Southern Smash Program
- Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy
- Pinney Davenport Nutrition
- M8 Design
- Sonics Podcasts
McCall Dempsey, founder of Southern Smash, is an eating disorder survivor and passionate recovery advocate. After a 15-year battle, McCall sought treatment in December 2010. Since then she has made eating disorder awareness and prevention her life’s work and passion. McCall travels the country, sharing her story of hope and healing with audiences everywhere. From high school auditoriums to treatment centers to corporate meetings, her message of authenticity and embracing your inner-uniqueness transcends all ages.
McCall also writes the popular blog, Loving Imperfection. Her writing has been featured in various national television, print and online publications, including Today Show, Women’s Health, Southern Living and Huffington Post. A Louisiana native, McCall now resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with her husband, Jordan, and her two children, Manning and Marjorie.