104 episodes

Join the founder of The Full Bloom Project for a regular dose of body-positive parenting wisdom. Zoë Bisbing, LCSW, body-positive psychotherapist and mother of three, brings together diverse experts to connect the dots between research and activism in child and adolescent development, mental and physical health, nutrition, social justice, intersectionality, and eating disorder prevention. Each episode distills everything from scholarly research to self-help books into accessible and digestible daily parenting practices. Together we can create spaces where children of all ages, sizes, and gender expressions can naturally boost immunity to our appearance-obsessed culture, decrease risk for disordered eating and body image injury, and channel their precious resources towards more meaningful purposes; in other words, "fully bloom."

Have a listen anywhere you get your favorite podcasts. You can find us at http://fullbloomproject.com and on Instagram @fullbloomproject.

The Full Bloom Podcast - body-positive parenting for a more embodied and inclusive next generation Zoë Bisbing, LCSW

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 100 Ratings

Join the founder of The Full Bloom Project for a regular dose of body-positive parenting wisdom. Zoë Bisbing, LCSW, body-positive psychotherapist and mother of three, brings together diverse experts to connect the dots between research and activism in child and adolescent development, mental and physical health, nutrition, social justice, intersectionality, and eating disorder prevention. Each episode distills everything from scholarly research to self-help books into accessible and digestible daily parenting practices. Together we can create spaces where children of all ages, sizes, and gender expressions can naturally boost immunity to our appearance-obsessed culture, decrease risk for disordered eating and body image injury, and channel their precious resources towards more meaningful purposes; in other words, "fully bloom."

Have a listen anywhere you get your favorite podcasts. You can find us at http://fullbloomproject.com and on Instagram @fullbloomproject.

    What's next for the full bloom project?

    What's next for the full bloom project?

    After a lot of thought and with a heavy heart, the podcast chapter of the Full Bloom Project is coming to an end. I have learned so much through the creation of the podcast and from our guests and I hope that you have as well. Thank you all for supporting us in the search for a more inclusive next generation. This is not the end of the Full Bloom Project and we hope that you stay in touch with us as we embark on the next chapter. Please consider supporting us on Patreon, Patreon.com/fullbloomproject, and follow us on Instagram @fullbloomproject.

    • 4 min
    When does my child need a mental health day?

    When does my child need a mental health day?

    There is no health without mental health, and yet we don’t often think to take our kids (or ourselves!) for mental health check-ups. Pediatric mental health struggles are often overlooked, misunderstood, and stigmatized, but Dr. Helen Eggers is changing that with a new Teletherapy platform for kids and families. 

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    • 46 min
    How do we create more body positive spaces?

    How do we create more body positive spaces?

    Dedicated body-positive affinity spaces for youth are hard to come by, but we can and should change that. Hillary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished join for a conversation about how to apply their Body Trust model to heal ourselves and build a body-compassionate and weight-inclusive world for our children.


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    • 42 min
    What does body-positive adolescent healthcare look like?

    What does body-positive adolescent healthcare look like?

    Body-positive adolescent medicine physician, Shelly Aggarwal, joins for a conversation about the nuances of weight-inclusive healthcare during the tween and teen years.  



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    • 43 min
    What's the safest way to talk about food and nutrition at school?

    What's the safest way to talk about food and nutrition at school?

    We've talked about the well-meaning, yet potentially harmful messages kids hear about food, nutrition, and health in schools...but can we offer more than complaints and concerns? If we're lucky enough to have (or be!) teachers and school administrators who are receptive to making changes, where can we send them for practical, impactful guidance? One place is @Dietitians4teachers, the instagram account run by registered dietitian, Gwen Kostal. Tune in for tons of actionable strategies, compassionate guidance, and an innovation session where Gwen and Zoë noodle over how we can best help school professionals embrace protective, food neutral, food literacy frameworks. 
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    • 43 min
    How do we begin to end bias?

    How do we begin to end bias?

    Have you ever wondered how your unconscious bias works? Or how we can move away from a culture infected by stigma and towards one dominated by genuine inclusion? Jessica Nordell, author of the book The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias, is here to offer practical, science based, guidance to help us make meaningful change...and help others do the same.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Yesyesyes🙌🏼 ,

Love it

This podcast is a must listen!!! As someone working with children with the desire to have them one day, this podcast has exponentially improved my ability to interact with kids (and adults) regarding body positivity, food, and stigma. I learn from every episode and really appreciate the array of content provided.

Falstafia ,

Loved it.

I don’t know how she does it but you can just tell from the tone of Zoe’s voice and the way she engages with kids that she’s a beautiful soul. I am definitely trying this with my children as it not only makes them healthier and more adventurous eaters but also helps them think through ideas that have their root in our senses. The kids seem to understand it. Perhaps Zoe can teach this to College professors next as nothing is in the intellect that wasn’t first in the senses. Please have Leo and Noah on again. They are a dynamic duo. 👏👏👏

Shagovac ,

2 daughters here and this is a must listen

All the hard conversation in one podcast! Thank you for these topics and talks!! Soo needed you and here you are!

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