WHY: You may feel like you’re the only one striving for food peace and body acceptance in a society that values thinness and promotes diets. Let’s get together and chat about how nutrition practices can make us feel at home in our bodies! We will explore how emotions, genes, movement, and comparison (to name just several!) impact the way we eat and how we feel in our bodies.
This group is designed to help teens connect with their peers in a safe environment and to support them as they develop a healthy relationship with food that will serve them for the rest of their lives. Under the careful supervision of Laura Brooks, RDN, LD, the teens in this support group will learn to offer and receive support in a healthy way that avoids the pitfalls of self-pity and peer-reinforced disordered eating.
Each week, this group will tackle a new nutrition-focused topic. They will debunk common myths about diets and “forbidden” foods, create strategies to avoid potential triggers, and learn exactly how bodies change over the teen years and why balanced nutrition is so important for this development.