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A podcast about approachable health and imperfect food. Empowering parents and caregivers to raise food and body confident kids through conversations with game-changers.

Food Confidence Podcast Jennifer Bravo & Andrea Paul

    • Kids & Family

A podcast about approachable health and imperfect food. Empowering parents and caregivers to raise food and body confident kids through conversations with game-changers.

    Life updates and a chat on intuitive eating during quarantine

    Life updates and a chat on intuitive eating during quarantine

    We (Andrea and Jenn) chat share some insights and updates about life during the coronavirus pandemic, and how they are navigating this uncertain time. We also provide a critical look at some of the problematic messaging we've seen about bodies, food and weight during this global crisis, including an article from our own local paper. 

    Finally, we share some things we've been both struggling with and enjoying during our extended time at home! 

    Articles and resources mentioned in this episode:

    Jenn's fundraising initiative for Full Plates Full Potential: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-0Iusyg7kb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    Full Plates Full Potential: https://www.fullplates.org/

    "Fattening the Curve" article (CW: weight and food shaming language): https://www.pressherald.com/2020/04/26/when-it-comes-to-eating-this-pandemic-is-carbogeddon/

    Andrea's current podcast favorites:

    Home Cooking (with Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway): https://homecooking.show/ or https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/home-cooking/id1503149669

    The Dream Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/the-dream

    NYT No Knead Bread: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/11376-no-knead-bread

    • 58 min
    Supporting moms through the messy business of feeding our families and ourselves with Diana Rice

    Supporting moms through the messy business of feeding our families and ourselves with Diana Rice

    In this episode we talk with Diana Rice, RD aka The Baby Steps Dietitian. Diana discusses how her own relationship with food has influenced her interest in the the work she does today as dietitian, Certified Lactation Education Counselor, writer, and mom to two young kids. We talk about the pressure and often unrealistic expectations put on moms around child feeding, family meals, and how moms can shift their approach in a way that will benefit the whole family - including themselves. Finally, Diana shares her personal experience as a parent to a kid with food allergies. 

    Follow Diana:

    Instagram: @dianakrice 

    Facebook: @babystepsRD

    Blog posts mentioned:

    https://dianakrice.com/my-childs-food-allergy-feels-like-the-worlds-biggest-mom-fail

    https://dianakrice.com/a-simple-exercise-to-reframe-how-we-feel-about-feeding-kids/

    https://dianakrice.com/allergy-friendly-tikka-masala/

    Diana's support group for Food Allergy Moms:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcareforallergymoms/



    Our podcast is edited by Liquid Studio (www.liquidstudiosli.com/podcast-editing). Need an editor for your show? Email us at foodconfidencepod@gmail.com for contact info!

    • 1 hr
    Rethinking New Year's health goals with gentle nutrition

    Rethinking New Year's health goals with gentle nutrition

    Jenn and Andrea are back! We chat about our own perspectives on New Year's goals and resolutions, and make a special announcement regarding some changes for one of us in 2020! We also discuss how diet companies are trying to rebrand themselves as being about "wellness, not weight loss" and the confusion and pressure that can create for some people. Finally, we dive into Gentle Nutrition, the 10th and final principle outlined in Intuitive Eating, and talk about how to incorporate this in principle if you are wanting to make some improvements to your health and wellbeing this year.

    Resources and show notes:
    Evelyn Tribole 10 Principles of IE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyntribole/

    Our podcast is edited by Liquid Studio (www.liquidstudiosli.com/podcast-editing). Need an editor for your show? Email us at foodconfidencepod@gmail.com for contact info!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Navigating food and diet talk during the holidays: a Q&A

    Navigating food and diet talk during the holidays: a Q&A

    Whether directed at an adult or a child, food-related talk comes up for many of us during holiday gatherings. Jenn and Andrea answer some listener questions related to navigating Intuitive eating, food diet talk during the holiday season. Also discussed: how to trust the process of intuitive eating when you have rejected diet culture, but may be struggling with feeling confused or out of control around previously off-limits food. 
    Resources:
    Jes Baker: https://www.instagram.com/themilitantbaker/ 
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/23/opinion/sunday/emotional-eating-holidays.html


    Our podcast is edited by Liquid Studio (www.liquidstudiosli.com/podcast-editing). Need an editor for your show? Email us at foodconfidencepod@gmail.com contact info!

    • 34 min
    Insights on Intuitive Eating from the classroom with Valerie Costello

    Insights on Intuitive Eating from the classroom with Valerie Costello

    Valerie Costello joins us on the podcast this week to chat about her journey to food freedom, her evolving relationship with her body, and her role as middle school health & wellness teacher. Valerie is a yoga instructor, personal trainer, health coach, public school teacher, as well as a first time mom. She graciously shares some challenging experiences in her past, which eventually lead her to find and practice intuitive eating. She also speaks to how becoming a mom has forced her to continue to learn about self-care and self-compassion. Finally, Valerie shares some "behind the scenes" info on what it is like to work with middle schoolers, and what kinds of health messages they are internalizing, and what kind of health education she would love to see more of in schools. 

    Resource on skills-based health education: The Essentials of Teaching Education by Sarah Benes and Holly Alperin: https://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Teaching-Health-Education-Instruction/dp/1492507636

    Follow Valerie!

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valerie.costello/

    Website: http://www.valeriecostelloyoga.com/



    Note 1: mentioned radical unschooling related to "previous guest", however this episode has not be released yet. Stay tuned! 

    Note 2: mentioned baby-lead weaning (sort of out of the blue) at the end of the episode as Valerie is going through this process with her son. This is the course and resource she mentions: https://www.feedinglittles.com/



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Welcome to Season 2! Life updates and learnings from Season 1 (mini episode)

    Welcome to Season 2! Life updates and learnings from Season 1 (mini episode)

    Jenn and Andrea share some life updates after taking a break between seasons 1 and 2 of the Food Confidence Podcast. We share some updates from  August 2019 regarding the news that WW (formerly Weight Watchers) launched the Kurbo "health" app, aimed at children ages 8 and up. Because this app encouraged kids to track their food and weight, this was big news in the non-diet world. ICYMI, here are some some of the articles that addressed some of the concerns: 

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/08/240564/ww-weight-watchers-kids-diet-program-kurbo-controversy

    https://www.seattletimes.com/life/wellness/weight-watchers-for-kids-experts-caution-against-wws-new-kurbo-app/

    On the topic of weight discrimination: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/weight-discrimination-is-rampant-yet-in-most-places-its-still-legal/2019/06/21/f958613e-9394-11e9-b72d-d56510fa753e_story.html

    On a more personal note...

    Jenn's new website: https://www.bravojenny.com

    Andrea's new website: https://www.andreapaulrd.com

    • 16 min

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