#9: How do I manage junk food?
In this episode we discuss:
when and why food rules become problematic
the role of superiority, inferiority, shame, and guilt in feeding families
intuitive eating as an empowerment tool
the role of wellness culture in attaching moral value to different foods
why the term “junk food” is problematic and evelyn uses “play food” instead
the need for parents to consider overall well-being and psychosocial health over just nutritional health
why “all foods fit”
how children are raised to relate to food in France
how to begin to integrate play food in your family if you’ve been limiting it
research showing that restricting access to a food increases children’s interest in that food
Zoe and leslie’s experiences and challenges implementing intuitive eating with their kids
how to manage the awkward transition when trying out a new approach to food
In the second installment of a two episode series, award-winning dietitian and author Evelyn Tribole helps us figure out the best ways to handle “junk food” with kids (and why she uses the term “play food” instead). Zoë and Leslie also reflect on their own progress and challenges implementing what they’ve learned from the podcast so far with their families.