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A series of conversations about all things nutrition-related for parents or caregivers of toddlers, teens and everyone in between.

Sunny Side Up Nutrition Anna Mackay, Elizabeth Davenport & Anna Lutz

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

A series of conversations about all things nutrition-related for parents or caregivers of toddlers, teens and everyone in between.

    Improving Your Relationship with Food and Body in 2024

    Improving Your Relationship with Food and Body in 2024

    Anna, Anna, and Elizabeth discuss how setting a positive example of a healthy and balanced relationship with food can have a huge impact on our children’s body image and relationship with food, and helps prevent the development of eating disorders. We talk through some specific steps someone can take towards shifting behaviors when it comes to food, the way we view bodies, and the way we talk about food and bodies.
    This episode marks the end of season 4, and the beginning of a short break from podcasting. We will be around mid-2024 with fresh new episodes!
     We would be very grateful if you could leave a rating and a review. Thanks for listening!
    Links: 
    Virginia Sole-Smith’s book Fat Talk Virginia Sole-Smith’s Article The People Who are Afraid of Food Maintenance Phase podcast Christy Harrison’s book The Wellness Trap Laura Thomas’s Can I have Another Snack substack Regan Chastain’s Weight and Healthcare substack Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast  Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy Pinney Davenport Nutrition https://thirdwheeled.com/ https://m8.design/ https://www.sonics.io/

    • 34 min
    Autism and Eating Disorders with Livia Sara

    Autism and Eating Disorders with Livia Sara

    Anna Lutz chats with Livia Sara, an autism eating disorder recovery coach. They discuss why we often see people with autistic traits develop disordered eating behaviors, and why the way in which we talk about food is especially important among people with autism. They also discuss protective ways parents and teachers can talk to all children about food.
     Links: 
    Livia’s Website Livia's Books Website  Livia’s Instagram Livia’s Podcast Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast  Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy Pinney Davenport Nutrition https://thirdwheeled.com/ https://m8.design/ https://www.sonics.io/ Livia is an autism advocate and eating disorder survivor that now helps others overcome their own mental barriers through her courses, coaching programs, and books. She is the creator behind the blog livlabelfree.com and the host of The Liv Label Free Podcast. 

    • 45 min
    How Pressure Shows up in Feeding Children With Marsha Dunn Klein

    How Pressure Shows up in Feeding Children With Marsha Dunn Klein

    Anna L. and Elizabeth chat with Marsha Dunn Klein, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and expert in the field of feeding children. They discuss how pressure and other factors such as the sensory aspects of eating affect our children's relationship and connection to food. They explore strategies parents and caregivers can use to feel supported in their efforts to feed their children, and ways to help children feel safe and regulated at mealtimes.
    Links: 
    Get Permission Institute Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast  Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy Pinney Davenport Nutrition https://thirdwheeled.com/ https://m8.design/ https://www.sonics.io/ Marsha Dunn Klein is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 53 years of experience.  She has been a clinician, an author, an inventor and an educator.  She co-authored the first pediatric feeding book, PreFeedingSkills in 1986 with Suzanne Evans Morris.  They revised that book in 2000 and also co-authored Mealtime Participation Guide and Homemade Blended Formula Handbook. She co-authored Feeding and Nutrition for the child with Special Needs with Tracy Delaney. Her most current book is Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace. Marsha designed the TeetherHeart and Duospoon, both available through Special Supplies.  (Use code marsha20 for a 20% discount).  Marsha co-founded the Get Permission Institute as an online teaching platform  with courses for professionals and parents.  Check out "Dear Parent", a free class for parents of picky eaters! Currently Marsha presents nationally and internationally on feeding challenges with children. She loves to cook, eat and travel, all the while, celebrating food!

    • 43 min
    Navigating Diet Culture During the Holidays with Jenna Werner

    Navigating Diet Culture During the Holidays with Jenna Werner

    Anna L. and Elizabeth chat with Jenna Werner, a Registered Dietitian (RD), who runs a virtual ​​nutrition coaching practice. They discuss the diet culture-fueled experiences people often face during the holidays, and tips for navigating these moments. They also explore some advice specifically for parents to help navigate scenarios such as feeling guilty about the foods we eat instead of focusing on enjoying them, and how to handle other adults who make negative comments about food and weight within earshot of children.
    Links: 
    Happy Strong Healthy RD What the Actual Fork Podcast Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast  Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy Pinney Davenport Nutrition https://thirdwheeled.com/ https://m8.design/ https://www.sonics.io/ About Jenna: I am a food-loving, diet-hating, Registered Dietitian, online nutrition coach and mama. Happy Strong Healthy™ is not your average virtual nutrition coaching practice. It’s built on the foundation that nutrition should not be a source of stress in your life. Food should make you feel good. Eating should be fun. And learning how to nourish your body with a “forever” mindset should be on your to-do list. My life’s purpose is to help you quit dieting and fall in love with the way food makes you feel. Other than my 15 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian, I’m qualified to help you because I was you. I obsessed over “wellness”  and tried every diet. I worked out for hours on end. I hated my body. Until I learned to eat to nourish my body, not to make myself smaller. And to love myself in that process. It’s possible for you too. That’s why we’re here — to help you become your happiest, healthiest, and strongest self!

    • 37 min
    The Scariest Thing at Halloween is Not the Sugar with Sammy Previte

    The Scariest Thing at Halloween is Not the Sugar with Sammy Previte

    Anna L. and Elizabeth chat with Sammy Previte, a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, and the Founder of Find Food Freedom®. Find Food Freedom® is a virtual private practice where Sammy and her team are dedicated to their mission of helping humans make peace with food and their body. 
    They discuss why Halloween can feel so stressful to parents, some of the common pitfalls, and share some advice for parents as they navigate Halloween this year.
    Links: 
    Find Food Freedom What the Actual Fork Podcast Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast  Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy Pinney Davenport Nutrition https://thirdwheeled.com/ https://m8.design/ https://www.sonics.io/ Sammy Previte is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, and the Founder of Find Food Freedom®. She is also lover of all things media, hosting the Find Food Freedom® Podcast, co-hosting of the What The Actual Fork™ Podcast. and featuring in many segments including CBS Mornings & The Drew Barrymore Show! She earned her Bachelor’s of Science at Penn State University and then went to Adagio Health in Pittsburgh, PA to earn her RD credential. After completing traditional schooling, she went on to gain additional certifications in Intuitive Eating & Body Image which is where she found her true passion and Find Food Freedom® was born. Find Food Freedom® is a virtual private practice made up of a team of Intuitive Eating Professionals dedicated to their mission of helping humans make peace with food and their body. Find Food Freedom® is a fierce team of women who are committed to bettering the lives of everyone they reach. The Find Food Freedom® team:
    Believes that food was made to provide our bodies with nourishment and pleasure. Treats each client with individualized care based on their specific needs. Does not support the $72 billion diet industry. Is rooted in Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES). Believes that all humans deserve fair, unbiased health care regardless of the size of their body.

    • 32 min
    Talking to Kids About Body Size, Health and Social Identities with Mary Himmelstein

    Talking to Kids About Body Size, Health and Social Identities with Mary Himmelstein

    Anna M. and Elizabeth chat with Dr. Mary Himmelstein a professor and researcher in psychological sciences at Kent State University. Mary is the director of the SWAG Lab, a social and health psychology lab where she examines biopsychosocial mechanisms which influence health and disease processes, and conducts research broadly on identity, stress, and coping processes in weight stigma and masculinity. 
    They discuss:
    Weight stigma and the different ways people can experience it. How negative body-related feelings affect our perspectives and the way we move through the world, and how this also affects the way we parent. The kinds of conversations parents should be having with their children about weight stigma and masculinity, and some helpful ways to frame the way we talk about body size and social identities. Research findings from the SWAG Lab work on masculinity, social identities and barriers to health. Links: 
    About Dr. Himmelstein Dr. Himmelstein’s SWAG Lab Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast  Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy Pinney Davenport Nutrition https://thirdwheeled.com/ https://m8.design/ https://www.sonics.io/ Dr. Mary Himmelstein earned her PhD in social psychology and intradisciplinary health psychology from Rutgers, New Brunswick in 2016.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University. She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers primarily on weight stigma or masculinity as they relate to health.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Katherine Z, RD ,

Must listen!

Anna and Elizabeth of Sunnyside Up Nutrition are calm, wise, voices of reason in the swirl of child feeding and nutrition advice. They marry their extensive nutrition expertise as dietitians with combined decades of experience with real-life, sensible perspectives on parenting and feeding in real life, from toddlers to teens. I especially love the simple meal ideas and recipes that are easy to prepare and appealing to the whole family.

New Gateway ,

How to help a friend with an eating disorder

Such an important subject and great ideas on how to be supportive without judgment. Negative feelings about food and body image are so pervasive and insidious...the advice given on how to be there for disordered eaters is really timely and important to change our inner landscapes and how we model for our young people. Thanks for doing this work!!!

ClaireMNeary ,

So relevant!

Loved Ana Homayouns discussion on social media wellness and teens. Such an important topic in today’s world and inextricably tied in to total wellness!

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