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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).

Jul 2, 2020

For this week's mini, Virginia is chatting about the process of reporting her new feature for Scientific American: What If Doctors Stopped Prescribing Weight Loss? 

We're getting into what the science really tells us about weight and health, the harm caused by weighing patients as a default medical practice, and what...

Jun 25, 2020

This week, Amy shares her evolution on how she feeds her own kids —from waging war on Goldfish crackers and packing "better" food for her first kiddo to bring to daycare (where lunch was provided) to her current kitchen where Goldfish and applesauce pouches live happily next to bananas and homemade snacks. She's still...

Jun 18, 2020

For this week's mini episode, Virginia shares some of our favorite Black voices in the food world, especially in the "feeding kids" space, which is not nearly diverse enough. Here's the list if you'd like to explore, follow and support their work: 

Jun 11, 2020

NOTE: We recorded this episode before the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests, so you won't hear that discussed here. We are committed to doing the work of anti-racism and you will hear more about that in upcoming episodes. Thank you to everyone protesting right now. Stay safe. 
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May 28, 2020

We're on pandemic hiatus, but rebroadcasting some of our favorite episodes — that seem super useful right now! 

We know that motherhood (and just... life) can dramatically change how you feel about your body, whether you’re newly postpartum or several years in. Today we’re talking through some strategies to help...