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Sunny Side Up Nutrition

Mar 14, 2022

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.

We discuss:

  • 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.