In this episode, Meg is joined by Nicole to talk about family nutrition in a dieting world. She discussed how to avoid passing on unhealthy eating habits to your children, the importance of raising intuitive eaters, and how to create a positive food environment. Nicole also covered harmful diet culture myths related to food and common parenting mistakes that can create food anxiety in kids. Finally, they talked about weight loss for kids and what to do if your doctor recommends it.

This episode provides practical tips and advice on promoting healthy eating habits, positive body image, and intuitive eating in your family. Listen now to learn more!

Nicole Cruz is an anti-diet registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorder recovery, intuitive eating, and family nutrition. She is passionate about helping individuals create more joy and less stress with food and their bodies. Her own struggle with an eating disorder inspired her to pursue a career in nutrition and help others find the same freedom that she has. Nicole completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics at California State University, Northridge, and went on to complete her dietetic internship at multiple locations throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

As a dietitian, Nicole recognizes the importance of nutrition and its impact on our health, but she believes that stress, joy, movement, socialization, genetics, and socioeconomic status also influence our health. She practices weight-neutral nutrition counseling and believes in Health at Every Size. Her goal is to help individuals find a balance that cultivates all aspects of health, including body, mind, and soul. Nicole strives to meet her clients where they’re at so they can make lasting and sustainable changes that truly promote health, joy, and freedom.

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