Teaching Kids to Love Their Bodies

Dozens of studies have looked at how children view their bodies and when the best age to intervene would be to promote body satisfaction. It appears this can occur as young as 7-9 years old. My graduate school thesis was on this very topic and was shocked how many children in kindergarten and first grade... Continue Reading →

E-Cigarettes – NOT a healthy alternative

I’m sure you’ve all heard of vaping before (using an e-cigarette). It initially started as an alternative to traditional tobacco products that didn’t require have all the horrible chemicals of standard cigarettes. For this reason, many people looked at it as a healthy alternative to cigarettes or even a method to quit smoking all together. ... Continue Reading →

Go – Slow – Whoa

Ever wish you could teach your kids about healthy foods without totally jading them into the black and white thinking of "good" and "bad?" Moderation truly is the key to success with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Well look no further, here's a super simple way to begin introducing this concept - Go! Slow! and... Continue Reading →

Our children need us to be the change

Today is a hot button issue - Childhood Obesity. It breaks my heart to see the childhood obesity rates continue to rise. As I’ve mentioned before, I am an advocate for health at every size and that obesity itself isn’t always an issue. Obesity is multifactorial and there is always a wide range of weights... Continue Reading →

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