Using Positive Food Language to Promote a Healthy Relationship with Food 

Using Positive Food Language to Promote a Healthy Relationship with Food 

What is Positive Food Language?  The words we choose to use hold a lot of power and meaning, and this sentiment rings true for how we describe food as well. Associating certain foods or eating behaviors as “bad” can perpetuate feelings of guilt or shame around what we eat1. Positive food language is an idea…

Self-Compassion: A Coping Skill for Eating Disorder Recovery 

Self-Compassion: A Coping Skill for Eating Disorder Recovery 

While many people find it easy to treat others with compassion, it can be much more challenging to turn this compassion inwards. Developed by Dr. Kristin Neff, self-compassion is the practice of supporting oneself kindly and gently when experiencing difficulties.4 While responding to personal suffering with harsh criticism is often second nature, self-compassion takes a…

Navigating Holiday Stress: Understanding Eating Disorders and Coping Mechanisms 

Navigating Holiday Stress: Understanding Eating Disorders and Coping Mechanisms 

The holiday season is often painted with images of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for those struggling with eating disorders, this festive time can be one of stress and anxiety. Food-centric gatherings, societal pressure to indulge, and the fear of judgment can trigger an even more difficult relationship between food and one’s body. As a…

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations

As of 2020, 80% of dieticians identify as white, 6% as Hispanic or Latino, 3% as Black, and 5% Asian (American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). This lack of diversity among dieticians has led to the dominance of Eurocentric messaging regarding certain foods and diets, as well as overall health. Nutrition guidelines often do not…