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Comfort Food

The podcast about the joys (and meltdowns!) of feeding our families and ourselves.

Every week we examine how diet culture, body image issues and our own hectic lives get in the way of putting a dinner on the table that we can all feel good about. And we offer practical, road-tested tips to help you make peace with your own eating (or your kid's picky eating!) and find more joy in your family's food life.

Hosted by best friends and writers Amy Palanjian (creator of the popular blog Yummy Toddler Food) and Virginia Sole-Smith (author of The Eating Instinct).

Oct 11, 2018

It can be super hard to feel good about your mom body because we live in a culture that wants us to have all the babies... but then look like we never had a baby. So a lot of us end up denigrating our bodies or our food choices, almost without realizing it—and for sure without realizing how much our kids are listening to us body shame, fat talk or apologize for eating. But new research shows that kids as young as 5 years old know when their moms aren't happy with their bodies—and are more likely to feel dissatisfied with their own as a result. So this week, Amy and Virginia explore why it's so easy to fall into this trap, and how you can work towards a place of body neutrality or even body positivity and change the conversations you have with your kids about weight and food. 

How do you talk about your body around your kids? We'd love to know what you're struggling with, or any tips for keeping things positive. Email, or tag #comfortfoodpodcast on social media. (We're @v_solesmith, @yummytoddlerfood & @yummyfamilyfood.) 

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