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Sunny Side Up Nutrition

Apr 25, 2022

Anna Lutz and Elizabeth Davenport chat with Amee Severson, MPP-D, RDN, co-author of How to Raise an Intuitive Eater, about how a dearth of safe, inclusive resources for people raising children was one of the main inspirations for the book. Amee emphasizes how the conversations we have with kids about body image and food are less impactful than what they learn from watching the way we interact with food.

We discuss:

  • How perfection with parenting doesn’t exist.
  • The importance of modeling positive behaviors, but also ensuring that children know it’s ok to fail.
  • The importance of creating space for learning and growing.
  • Advice for parents who want to give up the diet mentality but have a lot of unlearning to do.
  • The importance of having a structured yet flexible eating schedule for kids.
  • Things parents can start doing right away to help support their kids as intuitive eaters.  


Amee Severson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose work focuses on body positivity, fat acceptance, and intuitive eating through a social justice lens. Amee focuses on providing safe and inclusive care for the LGBTQ+ community. Amee identifies as a queer and nonbinary. Amee holds a Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Montana State University, a Masters Degree in Professional Practice from Iowa State University, is a dietitian registered in the State of Washington, and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Amee is the co-author of How to Raise an Intuitive Eater.