In this episode join Meg and Joanne as they talk about Joanne’s journey to body acceptance and food freedom and how she navigates parenting in a diet culture filled world. You will learn about her experience living in a fat body impacted her work as dietician. Also you will discover how to manage body image struggles in raising a daughter. After listening to this episode you’ll get some tips on how to cultivate body peace and acceptance while parenting.


Joanne Levy Soolman, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietician who has a private practice with her husband in Needham, Massachusetts. She is an anti diet dietician who specializes in working with individuals with eating disorders and disordered eating. She works through a Health At Every Size lens, focusing on intuitive eating and helping her patients discover a more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. Joanne self-identifies as a fat practitioner and is passionate about fat liberation and justice issues for all bodies. Joanne is also a mother to a four-year-old daughter and is trying to raise her to be relaxed around food and confident in her body while navigating diet culture.

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