Help Kids Create a Healthy Relationship with Food with Dietitian Jenn Messina

July 9, 2020

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Help Kids Create a Healthy Relationship with Food with Dietitian Jenn Messina

Help Kids Create a Healthy Relationship with Food with Dietitian Jenn Messina

Meet Jenn…

Jenn is a registered dietitian, wellness coach and mom of 2 sweet kiddos. Passionate about helping people since day one, her philosophy is centered around the concept that food = life! With a goal of bringing the joy back into eating and feeling your best, Jenn is the perfect person to guide us through the (often daunting) yet super important journey of helping kids foster a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.





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Follow Jenn on Instagram: @jennthedietitian 

Find Jenn online: jennmessina.com  

Jenn’s course: Raising Body Positive Kids 

SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…

1:40 – How Jenn’s upbringing and curiosity lead her to become a dietitian

3:50 – What a healthy relationship with food even looks like today

6:10 – The purpose of food beyond nutrition and why we lose sight of this as we grow up

9:22 – Harmful vs Helpful: the most common things people say to their kids about food

12:15 – What Jenn does in her house to avoid ‘food rules’ with her kids

15:15 – Navigating grazing, growing and doing the best you can

21:33 – “You have to finish everything on your plate”: why it’s important to recognize (and honour) when you’re full

25:02 – Not on the menu: setting boundaries and sticking to them

30:10 – Is it important to sit with your kids for every meal?

33:25 – How to get all the adults in your family on the same page to approach kids eating

35:30 – Language matter: the shocking young age that body awareness sets in

39:00 – Jenn’s 3 fundamental takeaways to bring to the table to help navigate your kids relationship with food and body image

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