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Episodes

63. Balancing the Mental Load and Me Time with Rachel Bertsche

2/20/2020
Losing yourself in parenthood is such a common struggle, especially for moms, because the sheer logistics of caring, feeding, and scheduling our kids lives can be completely time consuming. But staying in touch with ourselves and the things we love (including watching trashy TV, connecting with our partners and eating food other than our kids' sandwich crusts) is vital to our happiness. This week we're chatting with Rachel Bertsche, author of The Kids Are In Bed, about how to find—and own!—...

Duration:00:39:51

62. How Do You Balance Social Responsibility and Intuitive Eating?

2/13/2020
We often hear from listeners who are vegans, vegetarians, or just want to eat more sustainably — but aren’t sure how to balance those goals with wanting to practice intuitive eating and avoid diets. Today we’re exploring some of the challenges of combining morality and food — and offering our best strategies for figuring out your own mix. TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY! We want to know more about you, and what you think of Comfort Food. Please take our quick and easy survey so we can keep making...

Duration:00:42:07

61. Body Peace For Moms with Crystal Karges, RDN

2/6/2020
This week we're chatting with Crystal Karges, a registered dietitian nutritionist, maternal health specialist, certified intuitive eating counselor, international board certified lactation consultant and mom of five. Crystal specializes in helping moms nurture a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies so they can mother from a place of abundance, confidently feed their children, and truly thrive in life. Sign us up! TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY! We want to know more about you, and...

Duration:00:42:19

60. Can You Do Intuitive Eating and Lose Weight? (With Jessica Jones, RDN of Food Heaven)

1/30/2020
Is it possible to practice intuitive eating and have a healthier relationship with food, while also wanting to lose or maintain your weight? We’re getting into this super common — and super complicated — question with Jessica Jones, RDN, co-host of the Food Heaven podcast, who recently wrote about it for Self.com. Plus, an Unrelated about why you won't see how much our kids eat on Instagram. TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY! We want to know more about you, and what you think of Comfort Food....

Duration:00:52:42

59. How To Anti-Diet with Christy Harrison, RDN

1/23/2020
This week, we’re welcoming back fan favorite Christy Harrison, RDN, host of the wildly popular Food Psych Podcast, to talk about her new book ANTI-DIET: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being With Intuitive Eating. We’ll cover how writing the book changed her own relationship with food, and go over some of your common questions about intuitive eating and breaking up with diet culture. Plus an Unrelated on why everyone got worked up about Amy's kid eating a banana! TAKE OUR LISTENER...

Duration:00:51:00

58. The Trouble With Food Rewards (with Leslie Schilling, RDN)

1/16/2020
M&Ms for going potty; a lollipop at the end of soccer practice; dessert for eating dinner; a pizza party prize from the PTA — these are just a few of the ways that parents and teachers use treat foods to reward kids for good behavior. Some parents bemoan the extra sugar that these treats represent — we’re more concerned about the weird message it sends kids about needing to earn their food. We’ve asked Leslie Schilling, RDN, a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist who wrote about this...

Duration:00:43:27

57. Meal Prep for Busy Parents with Talia Koren of Workweek Lunch

1/9/2020
Even if you’re a somewhat reluctant meal prepper, there is one meal of the week that you probably often wish you had planned ahead for: Weekday lunches! Most of us don’t have time to cook ‘em, but we also don’t love eating a sad desk salad—or the leftover crust from our kid’s grilled cheese. We asked Talia Koren of Workweek Lunch to help us out of our Thursday lunch slump. And we talk about how meal prepping can support your intuitive eating goals. TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY! We want to know...

Duration:00:33:00

56. Family Meals with Ashley Smith of Veggies & Virtue

1/2/2020
This week we’re talking to Ashley Smith, RDN, of Veggies and Virtue, where she provides parents with age-appropriate food ideas, meal time organization strategies, evidence-based insight on feeding questions and concerns, and fun ways to get the kids into healthy eating. Ashley is also a mom to three kiddos and has one of our favorite, easy to understand, approaches to handling picky eating. Plus we're talking about our favorite NON-DIET New Year's Resolutions (and why we mostly hate...

Duration:00:38:26

55. Family Meals and Food Traditions with Leah Koenig, author of The Jewish Cookbook

12/19/2019
This week, we're chatting with Leah Koenig, author of The Jewish Cookbook and several other books and articles about Jewish cuisine around the world about why one country's comfort food is another's haute cuisine. She's also a mama of two with great tips for getting dinner on the table fast and building your own family food traditions. Plus an Unrelated on girls, sports and body image. TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY! We want to know more about you, and what you think of Comfort Food. Please...

Duration:00:47:44

54. Listener Qs on Sharing The Mealtime Load and Fixing Kiddo Sleep

12/12/2019
If you’re like most households, there is one person (and we’re guessing it’s you!) who notices when we run out of milk, thinks ahead to restock the kids’ favorite cereal, and remembers to pull chicken out of the freezer in time to defrost for dinner. We know this mental load work can really pile up — so today we’re tackling your big questions about how to broach the topic with your partner and sharing our best tips and hacks to lessen your load. And, because nobody can stay on top of the...

Duration:00:56:55

53. Why Nutrition Doesn't Matter As Much As We Think (with Jennifer Berry of Thrive By Spectrum Pediatrics)

12/5/2019
Eggs, sugar, red meat — we know nutrition is important, but what we’re supposed to know about nutrition seems to change, a lot. And it can be hard to keep your knowledge around food and health from interfering with how you approach family meals and feeding yourself. Today we’re talking with podcast favorite Jennifer Berry of Thrive By Spectrum Pediatrics about how to decode nutrition news and how to keep what you know in perspective with your larger goals for feeding your family well. Plus...

Duration:00:41:30

52. Family Meals with Mary Ellen Phipps (Milk and Honey Nutrition)

11/21/2019
This week we're chatting with Mary Ellen Phipps of Milk & Honey Nutrition about how growing up with Type 1 Diabetes has informed her approach to food and family life. Plus Virginia has a family meal planning breakthrough. TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY! We want to know more about you, and what you think of Comfort Food. Please take our quick and easy survey so we can keep making this podcast better and better. Thanks so much! Sponsor Spotlight: Bumkins Take 18% off your order of suction...

Duration:00:40:00

51. 10 Ways To Love Your Mom Body Right Now

11/14/2019
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 you feel more body-positive and comfortable in your skin — no weight loss required (or even encouraged!). Plus an Unrelated Update on all of your feelings about chocolate milk. TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY! We want to know more about you, and what you think of Comfort Food. Please take our quick...

Duration:00:44:03

50. Beyond Body Positivity with Lexie Kite of Beauty Redefined

11/7/2019
You know that thing where you find yourself thinking about how your body looks, when you'd rather just be living in your body? This week, on a very special 50th EPISODE, we're chatting with Lexie Kite, PhD, a body image resilience expert and co-founder of Beauty Redefined, about why so many women experience self-objectification and the role media plays in our ability to feel good about our bodies. She's got great advice for how we can teach our daughters — and ourselves — to be more than...

Duration:00:44:49

49. How To Stop Freaking Out About Halloween Candy (Rebroadcast)

10/30/2019
We're downloading a day early because it's almost Halloween! And all too often, parents biggest fear about Halloween is... what to do with all the candy. But Halloween is also a fantastic opportunity to let your kids explore new foods, learn to handle themselves around treats and (yes, really) enjoy some sugar. We're rebroadcasting this classic Comfort Food episode with tips for making the onslaught fun and manageable for the whole family. And, Amy chats with Sally of Real Mom Nutrition...

Duration:00:38:20

48. FAQs about Intuitive Eating With Kids Part 2 (With Elizabeth Davenport, RDN)

10/24/2019
We talk a lot about intuitive eating and the Division of Responsibility or "responsive feeding" approach we like to take with family meals — but we know these big ideas can be tricky to put into practice. We've asked registered dietitian nutritionist Elizabeth Davenport of Sunny Side Up Nutrition to tackle this week's questions. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and research referenced in this episode. Send questions or comments to...

Duration:00:43:46

47. FAQs about Intuitive Eating for Kids, Part 1 (With Emily Fonnesback)

10/17/2019
We talk a lot about intuitive eating and the Division of Responsibility or "responsive feeding" approach we like to take with family meals — but we know these big ideas can be tricky to put into practice. We've asked nutrition therapist Emily Fonnesback, RD, to tackle your questions. (And stay tuned for even more next week!) Plus, an Unrelated about why moms get stuck with the mental load while dads go to the playground. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and...

Duration:00:35:49

46. Is it OK for Kids to Drink Chocolate Milk?

10/10/2019
Several major health organizations have just released new recommendations that kids drink only water and plain milk until age 5. But is it realistic to expect your child to turn down every juicebox and chocolate milk carton that comes their way? We get into the pros and cons of this kind of all or nothing health advice and talk about what it means (or doesn’t!) for your family. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and research referenced in this episode. Send...

Duration:00:40:32

45. A Week of 20-Minute Family Dinners

10/3/2019
Virginia has hit a wall with family dinner - so much prep! so much crying! so little eating! - and we're betting she's not alone. If you're struggling to get a meal onto the table at the end of a long work day, Amy is here to save your sanity (at least for a few nights!) with her go-to fast dinners. These easy meals hit all the marks for fast, nutritious, and accessible—and they’re meals that both little kids and adults will be happy to eat. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com...

Duration:00:38:31

44. Why Kids Don’t Need to Diet (With Anna Lutz, RD of Sunnyside Nutrition)

9/26/2019
We all want our kids to love their bodies. But we’re also given plenty of reasons to worry about our kids’ body weight, size and shape, especially if they fall on the higher end of the growth chart. This week we’re talking to Anna Lutz, MPH, RD, of Sunny Side Up Nutrition about why diets are never the answer — and what you should do when you stop parenting weight. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and research referenced in this episode. Send questions or...

Duration:00:38:29