In celebration of reaching our 50th episode, Anna, Anna and Elizabeth have a conversation about things we really wish parents knew about food and bodies.
- The dangers of “Clean Eating” and Wellness Culture.
- How kids and teens going vegetarian, vegan, or wanting to “eat healthier” can be a red flag.
- Absence of menstruation for teenage girls is not normal (Amenorrea; RED-S)
- Casual comments on weight loss or people’s bodies are harmful.
- Normalizing compensatory behaviors can lead to disordered movement and eating.
- Fitness trackers are generally a bad idea, especially for kids.
- It’s OK if your child doesn’t like to play a sport.
- Nutrition education is often diet and weight focused, and not developmentally appropriate.
- Disease & body-related jokes are harmful and should not be tolerated, or worse, encouraged.
- “Health” warnings from well-meaning adults (e.g., healthcare providers, gym teachers and parents) can send the wrong messages.
- Article: The People Who are Afraid of Food by Virginia Sole-Smith
- Elizabeth’s blog post about teens becoming vegetarian
- Podcast Episode: Sports Nutrition for Kids & Teens with Leslie Schilling
- Podcast Episode: Nourishing a Dancer’s Mind & Body with Monika Saigal
- Podcast Episode: School Nutrition Curricula with Sarah Ganginis
- Podcast Episode: Early Childhood Health with Shawna Daniels
- Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy
- Pinney Davenport Nutrition