One Way to Not Single Out Kids About Food and Body At WithAll, we believe it is important, no matter the reason for your concern, to not single out a child or a subgroup of children when encouraging food and exercise habits. This can be stigmatizing and isolating and can indicate to the child
How can I support my child who has special dietary restrictions due to food allergies or other medical issues?
It makes sense that as a parent, you'd be concerned about this. People who have reason to pay special attention to their diet are at an elevated risk of developing an eating disorder. Normalizing the things you need to do to manage the illness is a key strategy for success. Be clear, transparent,
3 Things Teens Wish Adults Knew about Diet Culture & Body Image by Elle Jones, WithAll Summer Intern My name is Elle Jones, I'm 18 and was one of the WithAll 2021 summer interns. Throughout the summer, I worked on a project focused on infusing youth voices into WithAll's What to Say program. Research
Dr. Jason Nagata shares why it's important to understand that boys struggle with body image just like girls, though sometimes it looks different. Dr. Nagata shares several red flags to look for in boys who might be struggling with body image. You can learn more signs to look for here. Based on Dr.
Body image concerns are unfortunately very typical for girls. It is not a reflection of things going on at home or any one parent. (1:16) The pandemic has also exacerbated this issue for many. (1:41) Avoid making appearance-related comments. Make it clear to your kids that you value them for more than just
How can adults show kids how to love/appreciate the body we each live in? This month we are addressing a question from a mom, we’ll call her Samantha. Sam wants to role model and teach her kids to love and appreciate their body. For Sam, this is sometimes difficult, especially on days
What to ask your doctor if they recommend weight loss or gain (1:11). Changes in weight during childhood are normal (1:30). Tips for encouraging movement without focusing on weight (2:03) Tips for encouraging eating habits without focusing on weight (3:30) Did you enjoy this video? Catch up on the
Can I really trust my kid to eat "healthy"? As adults, our role is to choose what foods are offered and when and where they are provided. As children, their role (which we can trust them to do) is to decide how much to eat, whether they will
The state of youth sports and opportunities for children’s health Recorded in the month of May 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, WithAll's What to Say Instagram Live Series, "The State of Youth Sports and Opportunities for Children's Health" featured four amazing women who are incredibly influential in sport. They shared
Supporting our children in developing a healthy relationship with food & body Dr. Katie Loth, Assistant Professor, Dietitian, Mother of Three Erin Martin, MBA, MSW, LISW, WithAll’s Director of Engagement and Programming We all want our children to lead healthy, happy lives. But in today's world, it can be increasingly difficult to know how