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If feeding your kids is starting to feel really challenging &/or if you'd like some assistance growing a child with a positive body image through a supportive community then check out our signature online group coaching program - Growing Intuitive Eaters, in partnership with Pommetta Nutrition!
How to help your child enjoy Halloween without the power struggles or stress of diet culture... from this Non-Diet Dietitian Mama.
Food allergy desensitization is a new protocol taking place to allow those with food allergies to be able to eat foods that are labelled "may contain." Learn about our family's experience with this for peanut allergy desensitization.
What is diet culture? We are all affected by it. Where does it come from? How does it affect us or show up in our daily lives? There are alternatives even though we are all swimming in this toxic soup.
Over 1 million Canadians suffer from eating disorders in Canada, which is similar to the whole population of Saskatchewan (as quoted by the National Eating Disorders Awareness Centre, NEDIC). This is a serious problem.
Check out my article here I wrote in Waterloo Region's local newspaper The Community Edition entitled 'Breaking Down Eating Disorder Myths.'
There are not enough resources in our community, province or country for this. Individuals, families and our communities are suffering from the devastating outcomes of eating disorders.
Over the past year, I have been given the opportunity to work more intensively with people who are living with eating disorders..some of them have been so ill while they await specialized eating disorder inpatient treatment. It is heartbreaking. They should not have to wait this long. These individuals are some of the kindest most generous people I have met. They have not chosen their illness.
There are limited supports for their loved ones too. But in Waterloo Region the Canadian Mental Health Association offers an amazing group for family & friends. Check it out here.
Children need to learn about eating disorders and disordered eating in school. They need to understand that there are many ways to be healthy and that health can exist at any size. NEDIC offers free body image curriculum resources for gr.4-8 on their website. I also do talks on disordered eating, healthy bodies and eating disorders in Waterloo Region and Guelph. If you are a teacher and would like some guidance on this please reach out.
⚠️ If you are selling any type of health or wellness messaging ensure you understand how to screen for an eating disorder and know how to get your client support. I have seen countless clients who were recommended diets and meal plans that only furthered their disordered eating symptoms. This is your professional obligation! Let me know if you need help with this. I was given very little education during my four-year degree and learned a lot through continuing education and mentoring.
If you or an individual you love needs help around eating then contact me here. Eating disorders can be fully treatable with medical, nutritional and psychological support.
Listen for more on intuitive eating, debunking diets, Health At Every Size (R) with Registered Dietitian Suzanne Dietrich on the podcast Talking with Grown-ups.
This guide will walk you through Intuitive Eating and how to approach in the holiday season. Compiled by Suzanne Dietrich, RD from Gut Instincts Nutrition Counselling with tips from 10 non-diet pros.
5+ Tips on How to Deal with Halloween Candy Challenges & Trust Our Kids from Dietitian Suzanne Dietrich
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