Ask Alice: Save Stuffing for the Turkey – Helping Kids Manage Holiday Foods

With the season of food and fullness upon us, in this episode of Ask Alice, she interviews Registered Dietitian and Professor, Dr. Melissa Powell, on ways that parents can help kids – and themselves – survive the season of sweets and stuffed. She explains the notion of mindfulness and intuitive eating, as opposed to the “anything goes” or “forbidden fruit” mentality. While Alice (who specializes in helping kids with eating disorder) approaches the emotional component of holiday foods, Melissa provides insight on balancing food choices. She also encourages the notion of hospitality by teaching kids a spirit of gratitude and appreciating foods from other cultures and families.

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