How Can I Safely Talk To My Son/Daughter About Healthy Eating in This Diet Obsessed Culture?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Upper Saddle River

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How Can I Safely Talk To My Son/Daughter About Healthy Eating in This Diet Obsessed Culture?

How Can I SAFELY Talk to my Daughter/Son about Healthy Eating?

In our current diet-obsessed culture, it's hard enough to manage our own relationship to food and our bodies. Every day we see new messages about how/what to eat, ideal body image, how much and in what way to move our bodies. It can be confusing, frustrating...even maddening! As parents, we have to teach our kids how to deal with food too. We want our children to be healthy, but how can we communicate that to them in a positive way? Navigating this relationship is extremely tricky, especially if you are struggling with your own issues around food and your body. In fact, it has been proven that children of mothers who are overly concerned about their weight are at increased risk for modeling their unhealthy attitudes and behaviors*.
Join Liz Carrara, MS, RDN, CEDRD, our expert Dietician as she addresses questions such as the following:

1) If we are concerned about our child's food choices, how can we talk about it without shaming them?
2) If my notice weight shifts in my child, how can I address this in a way that won't trigger obsessive or disordered behavior?
3) How can I manage my own disordered eating habits while trying to model healthy ones for my child?
4) What foods should I "allow" in the house?
5) How do I address my child that is exhibiting disordered behavior around food?
6) What should I do if my child refuses to discuss their eating with me?

Liz Carrara, MS, RDN, CEDRD is an eating disorder specialist Registered Dietitian that offers nutrition and wellness counseling to adolescents and adults. To help her clients improve their relationship with food, Liz counsels with an anti-diet approach incorporating Intuitive Eating principles. Body image concerns are addressed with a Health at Every Size philosophy, underscoring the primary importance of one's food relationship rather than body weight. Liz graduated from the University of Vermont with a Master’s degree in dietetics and completed her dietetic internship through UVM in Burlington, Vermont. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Last Updated: 09/16/19