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Dr. Shelley Aggarwal, Signe Darpinian and Wendy Sterling

Raising Body-Positive Kids:

A Parent’s Guide

Mon March 6, 7:00pm

In a world fraught with diet culture and weight stigma, many parents worry about their child’s relationship with their bodies and food. Kids hear confusing messages about food starting at an early age, from friends, relatives, parents, teachers, and coaches. The speakers, authors of Raising Body Positive Teens, guide parents to help their children develop a friendship with food and body by exploring several key topics: teen development and puberty, managing stress and how it relates to mindful eating, sleep, the movement for all bodies, diet-free parenting, diet-free meal prep, and parenting in the era of social media. 

 

They offer parents advice to take proactive actions to promote a positive relationship with food, and preventative actions to minimize the risk factors for the development of eating disorders.

About Our Speakers

Dr. Shelley Aggarwal is a physician who specializes in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics. 

 

Signe Darpinian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), as well as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. 

 

Wendy Sterling, an adolescent and sports dietitian, has devoted her career to fighting back against diet culture and helping teens navigate confusing nutrition messages.

 

The trio previously published No Weigh! in 2018, to teach teens how to adopt a non-diet approach to nutrition. In Raising Body Positive Teens they hope that parents (caregivers, grandparents, coaches, clinicians) find helpful advice for creating food and body confidence, and peace, while navigating confusing nutrition messages. 

 

Moderated by Alexander J. Ball, MD, MPH; Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

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