#5: What does healthy really mean?

with Jennifer Harris, RDN, LD, CEDRD of the Ellyn Satter Institute

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Common misconceptions about “healthy eating”

  • the importance of “how” we feed our kids over “what” we feed them

  • The evidence-based satter feeding dynamics models

  • eating competence

  • research findings that support optimizing mental, physical and emotional health in our children

  • the “division of responsibility” in feeding children

  • The value of family meals

Jennifer Harris helps us understand why healthy has more to do with how we feed our children than what we feed them.

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Jennifer Harris is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and feeding and eating disorders not otherwise specified. She works at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, MN, where she has over 24 years of experience. She also serves on the faculty of the ellyn satter institute, a not-for-profit that provides training and resources for the public and professionals on Ellyn satter’s Feeding Dynamics and Eating Competence models. jennifer is an expert and leader in the teaching and practice of the models, and has incorporated them in her own practice since 1996.

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Jordan Best