#6: How do I protect my family from the $70 billion dollar diet industry?
In this episode we discuss:
the role of both the media and the family environment in contributing to body image and eating concerns
unrealistic appearance ideals that the majority of people are unable to attain by healthy methods
The misconception that shape and weight are easily altered through behavior, willpower, and money
how parents can unintentionally amplify appearance ideals by teasing or making comments
disembodied versus embodied relationships to bodies
how parents can model positive, embodied relationships and healthy behaviors to their children
strategies to manage children’s exposure to media in a healthy way
doing less instead of more to help protect kids
Dr. Rachel Rodgers helps us understand the sociocultural influences that contribute to diet culture, and how parents can act as a volume button that turns up or down the influence of diet culture on their children.