Join host and FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman and Dr. Megan Osborne, as they discuss the topic of raising emotionally healthy kids in a culture that promotes dieting and disordered eating. Dr. Osborne offers insight from her vast array of experience in research, clinical practice, and most recently, the publishing of children’s books. She shares how you can navigate teaching kids about food and body image, including tips for fostering a positive relationship with food and promoting healthy body acceptance. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, this conversation is a must-listen for anyone who wants to help kids thrive emotionally and avoid getting sucked into harmful diet culture.
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The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.