Episode 20: Learning About Food At School – A Dietitian’s Perspective

May 16, 2018

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Episode Overview

Jen, Annie, and Lauren sit down with Jacqueline Stickle, a registered dietitian with expertise in the area of school nutrition and community health. They discuss nutrition education for kids, how to evaluate how good it is and how to help foster healthy relationships with foods for our kids. Listen in and learn about:

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What to look for in your child’s nutrition education: 5 principles
  • The difference between education that focuses on food vs nutrition
  • What is age-appropriate nutrition information?
  • Nutrition information at school – who should it come from?
  • The challenges with providing age-inappropriate nutrition information
  • How brain development relates to what information should be shared when
  • How to find Health At Every Size oriented healthcare professionals
  • When weight biases enter the classroom
  • Guilt and shame around food: how young it can start
  • The moral value of food and the importance of neutrality
  • How media literacy and body and size diversity relate to nutrition education
  • Creating a safe space in your home for discussions about body diversity
  • Exercise and enjoyment – why joy matters
  • Parent advocacy in nutrition education – how to get involved with your school
  • Healthy weight versus healthy habits: how these concepts fit in nutrition education
  • Prevalence of eating disorders and diet behavior in teens and tweens
  • Acknowledging changes to our nutrition philosophy to our kids
  • Supporting our kids in listening to their bodies



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


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