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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
     
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

Becoming Kids’ Role Model for Positive Food Relationship and Healthy Body Image – Even If You Haven’t Figured It Out for Yourself

Many of us grew up with messages about food and our bodies that were less-than-helpful or even harmful to our current food relationship and body image. For those of us who are parents, we know we want to do things differently for our kids, but it seems impossible to know where to start – especially when we haven’t learned a different way for ourselves.

Join us to learn some fundamentals (tips, tools, and talking points) that you can use right away with your kids – and yourself. Bring your most frustrating challenges and concerns around food, feeding, body image, or the day-to-day cultural messages you see your kid experiencing that you want to learn how to combat.

Join MHA and WithAll for this free, 60-minute webinar where we will:

  • Discuss why it matters for youth mental and physical health how we talk to kids about food and body
  • Explore what the “home base” principles or values a parent can refer to in order to regain footing when it all feels overwhelming
  • Provide answers for, “What does this all look like ‘in the real world’?”

Meet the Speakers

Lisa Radzak is the executive director at WithAll, where she leads strategic growth as a sustainable social enterprise dedicated to the prevention of and healing from eating disorders. Radzak has more than 20 years of experience in public affairs, community relations, and law, and nearly 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. She is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, a member of the Minnesota Bar, and a Minnesota Supreme Court appointee to Minnesota’s Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board. Radzak does this work because she knows kids are not born with eating disorders, and eating disorders are not inevitable. She lived with disordered eating throughout childhood, which later evolved into a clinical eating disorder.

Celia Framson, MPH, has worked in regional pediatric academic medical centers as a clinical dietitian for 15 years. She has expertise in the pediatric subspecialties of adolescent and young adult medicine and cancer and blood disorders, and she is the nutrition faculty for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program. Framson enjoys working with interdisciplinary teams to provide individualized, culturally appropriate, strengths-based nutritional counseling to support young people and their families to improve their health. While working with the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, she worked with an interdisciplinary team to refine and lead innovative, holistic programming for teens with weight-related concerns that focused on increasing self-efficacy and self-esteem among youth and their adult caregivers. She also works with interdisciplinary teams to treat young people with eating disorders across the spectrum of care.