Ep. 248 – Diet Culture and Parenting: An Interview with Virginia Sole-Smith – Part 1

April 3, 2023

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Laura and Shanna welcome special guest Virginia Sole-Smith, author of the upcoming book “Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture,” to talk about what diet culture is, how it affects us as parents, why we should not be encouraging weight loss in children, how to navigate the anti-fat bias present in the medical system (as a pregnant person and as a parent), and more. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview. Tune in next week to hear the rest of our conversation! Also, Shanna reports on her anxiety showing up in a very unexpected parenting situation, and Laura reports on taking her two- and four-year-olds to their yearly checkups at the pediatrician. Finally, Shanna and Laura share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 4 and 7 years old, and Laura’s kids are 4 years old and 2 years old.

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