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Comfort Food

Amy Palanjian & Virginia Sole-Smith

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Comfort Food
Comfort Food

Comfort Food

Amy Palanjian & Virginia Sole-Smith

30
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15
Plays
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The podcast about the joys (and meltdowns!) of feeding our families and ourselves. Every week we examine how diet culture, body image issues and our own hectic lives get in the way of putting a dinner on the table that we can all feel good about. And we offer practical, road-tested tips to help you make peace with your own eating (or your kid's picky eating!) and find more joy in your family's food life. Hosted by best friends and writers Amy Palanjian (creator of the popular blog Yummy Toddler Food) and Virginia Sole-Smith (author of The Eating Instinct).

Latest Episodes

FAQs about Intuitive Eating for Kids, Part 1 (With Emily Fonnesback)

We talk a lot about intuitive eating and the Division of Responsibility or "responsive feeding" approach we like to take with family meals — but we know these big ideas can be tricky to put into practice. We've asked nutrition therapist Emily Fonnesback, RD, to tackle your questions. (And stay tuned for even more next week!) Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com. Email us at comfortfoodpodcast@gmail.com or find us on social media: @v_solesmith, @yummytoddlerfood& @emilyfonnesback_rd.

35 MIN5 d ago
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FAQs about Intuitive Eating for Kids, Part 1 (With Emily Fonnesback)

Is it OK for Kids to Drink Chocolate Milk?

Several major health organizations have just released new recommendations that kids drink only water and plain milk until age 5. But is it realistic to expect your child to turn down every juicebox and chocolate milk carton that comes their way? We get into the pros and cons of this kind of all or nothing health advice and talk about what it means (or doesn’t!) for your family. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and research referenced in this episode.

40 MIN1 w ago
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Is it OK for Kids to Drink Chocolate Milk?

A Week of 20-Minute Family Dinners

Virginia has hit a wall with family dinner - so much prep! so much crying! so little eating! - and we're betting she's not alone. If you're struggling to get a meal onto the table at the end of a long work day, Amy is here to save your sanity (at least for a few nights!) with her go-to fast dinners.These easy meals hit all the marks for fast, nutritious, and accessible—and they’re meals that both little kids and adults will be happy to eat.

38 MIN2 w ago
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A Week of 20-Minute Family Dinners

Why Kids Don’t Need to Diet (With Anna Lutz, RD of Sunnyside Nutrition)

We all want our kids to love their bodies. But we’re also given plenty of reasons to worry about our kids’ body weight, size and shape, especially if they fall on the higher end of the growth chart. This week we’re talking to Anna Lutz, MPH, RD, of Sunny Side Up Nutrition about why diets are never the answer —and what you should do when you stop parenting weight. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and research referenced in this episode.

38 MIN3 w ago
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Why Kids Don’t Need to Diet (With Anna Lutz, RD of Sunnyside Nutrition)

Mealtime Mental Load Struggles (with Darcy Lockman, author of All The Rage)

Why do most men do so little at home — and especially in the kitchen? Why are women (still!) doing so much? Darcy Lockman, author of All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers and the Myth of Equal Partnership is on the podcast this week to talk about why mental load tasks like grocery list making and meal planning and prepping are still especially gendered — and what we can do, to find a better balance. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the research and links discussed in this episode.

42 MINSEP 19
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Mealtime Mental Load Struggles (with Darcy Lockman, author of All The Rage)

What We're All Really Spending on Groceries

Do you worry whether you're spending the "right" amount of money on the food you buy for your family? We sure do... so we got some hard numbers on how much Americans spend on groceries and they may make you feel way better. We also talk about the cultural pressures that contribute to our anxiety about how much is too much to spend on food, and the social status issues involved in where you shop. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com. Sponsor Spotlight: Bumkins

32 MINSEP 12
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What We're All Really Spending on Groceries

Fitting in Fitness as a Mom (and Raising Body Positive Kids with Rebecca Scritchfield)

We realized we had A LOT more to say about moms and fitness (and why you don't need to get your "pre-baby body" back!). So we're talking in more detail about how we find our exercise motivation and fit stress-free, fun workouts into our lives, while avoiding common diet culture fitspo traps. We're also re-broadcasting the second half of Virginia's conversation on raising body positive kids with Rebecca Scritchfield of the Body Kindness Podcast. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com.

50 MINSEP 5
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Fitting in Fitness as a Mom (and Raising Body Positive Kids with Rebecca Scritchfield)

Intuitive Eating Secrets from a Mom of 5 (with Melissa Griffiths of Bless This Mess Please)

It can be daunting to raise one or two healthy, happy eaters... so how about five?! This week, we chat with Melissa Griffiths of Bless This Messabout how she's raising her kids to honor their hunger and fullness cues, trust their bodies and love family meals... even when they don't love what's being served! We also get into her secrets for sharing the load and her snack drawer strategy. Check out our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com.

44 MINAUG 29
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Intuitive Eating Secrets from a Mom of 5 (with Melissa Griffiths of Bless This Mess Please)

What Growth Chart Percentiles Mean for Your Kid's Health

Whether you have a kiddo in a high weight percentile, or barely on the growth chart, chances are you’ve had at least one pediatrician visit where you left stressed out about growth curves. Today we’re discussing the limitations of the Body Mass Index, how to keep growth curve info in perspective and celebrate your kid at any size. Plus reviews of our favorite body positive online workouts! Visit comfortfoodpodcast.com for resources. Find us at comfortfoodpodcast@gmail.com @v_solesmith & @yummytoddler

39 MINAUG 22
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What Growth Chart Percentiles Mean for Your Kid's Health

What To Do About Snacking (And Why Your Kid Doesn't Want to Eat Meals)

Why do so many of our kids only want to eat "snacks?" Why can't you leave your house without a purse full of them? We're untangling some of the confusion about snacks: Why kids need them, how they can interfere with hunger and fullness cues, and how to neutralize their power — especially when it feels like your kids are encountering them everywhere they go. Visit comfortfoodpodcast.com for our show notes, and follow us on social media: @v_solesmith & @yummytoddlerfood.

37 MINAUG 15
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What To Do About Snacking (And Why Your Kid Doesn't Want to Eat Meals)

Latest Episodes

FAQs about Intuitive Eating for Kids, Part 1 (With Emily Fonnesback)

We talk a lot about intuitive eating and the Division of Responsibility or "responsive feeding" approach we like to take with family meals — but we know these big ideas can be tricky to put into practice. We've asked nutrition therapist Emily Fonnesback, RD, to tackle your questions. (And stay tuned for even more next week!) Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com. Email us at comfortfoodpodcast@gmail.com or find us on social media: @v_solesmith, @yummytoddlerfood& @emilyfonnesback_rd.

35 MIN5 d ago
Comments
FAQs about Intuitive Eating for Kids, Part 1 (With Emily Fonnesback)

Is it OK for Kids to Drink Chocolate Milk?

Several major health organizations have just released new recommendations that kids drink only water and plain milk until age 5. But is it realistic to expect your child to turn down every juicebox and chocolate milk carton that comes their way? We get into the pros and cons of this kind of all or nothing health advice and talk about what it means (or doesn’t!) for your family. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and research referenced in this episode.

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Is it OK for Kids to Drink Chocolate Milk?

A Week of 20-Minute Family Dinners

Virginia has hit a wall with family dinner - so much prep! so much crying! so little eating! - and we're betting she's not alone. If you're struggling to get a meal onto the table at the end of a long work day, Amy is here to save your sanity (at least for a few nights!) with her go-to fast dinners.These easy meals hit all the marks for fast, nutritious, and accessible—and they’re meals that both little kids and adults will be happy to eat.

38 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A Week of 20-Minute Family Dinners

Why Kids Don’t Need to Diet (With Anna Lutz, RD of Sunnyside Nutrition)

We all want our kids to love their bodies. But we’re also given plenty of reasons to worry about our kids’ body weight, size and shape, especially if they fall on the higher end of the growth chart. This week we’re talking to Anna Lutz, MPH, RD, of Sunny Side Up Nutrition about why diets are never the answer —and what you should do when you stop parenting weight. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links and research referenced in this episode.

38 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Why Kids Don’t Need to Diet (With Anna Lutz, RD of Sunnyside Nutrition)

Mealtime Mental Load Struggles (with Darcy Lockman, author of All The Rage)

Why do most men do so little at home — and especially in the kitchen? Why are women (still!) doing so much? Darcy Lockman, author of All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers and the Myth of Equal Partnership is on the podcast this week to talk about why mental load tasks like grocery list making and meal planning and prepping are still especially gendered — and what we can do, to find a better balance. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the research and links discussed in this episode.

42 MINSEP 19
Comments
Mealtime Mental Load Struggles (with Darcy Lockman, author of All The Rage)

What We're All Really Spending on Groceries

Do you worry whether you're spending the "right" amount of money on the food you buy for your family? We sure do... so we got some hard numbers on how much Americans spend on groceries and they may make you feel way better. We also talk about the cultural pressures that contribute to our anxiety about how much is too much to spend on food, and the social status issues involved in where you shop. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com. Sponsor Spotlight: Bumkins

32 MINSEP 12
Comments
What We're All Really Spending on Groceries

Fitting in Fitness as a Mom (and Raising Body Positive Kids with Rebecca Scritchfield)

We realized we had A LOT more to say about moms and fitness (and why you don't need to get your "pre-baby body" back!). So we're talking in more detail about how we find our exercise motivation and fit stress-free, fun workouts into our lives, while avoiding common diet culture fitspo traps. We're also re-broadcasting the second half of Virginia's conversation on raising body positive kids with Rebecca Scritchfield of the Body Kindness Podcast. Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com.

50 MINSEP 5
Comments
Fitting in Fitness as a Mom (and Raising Body Positive Kids with Rebecca Scritchfield)

Intuitive Eating Secrets from a Mom of 5 (with Melissa Griffiths of Bless This Mess Please)

It can be daunting to raise one or two healthy, happy eaters... so how about five?! This week, we chat with Melissa Griffiths of Bless This Messabout how she's raising her kids to honor their hunger and fullness cues, trust their bodies and love family meals... even when they don't love what's being served! We also get into her secrets for sharing the load and her snack drawer strategy. Check out our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com.

44 MINAUG 29
Comments
Intuitive Eating Secrets from a Mom of 5 (with Melissa Griffiths of Bless This Mess Please)

What Growth Chart Percentiles Mean for Your Kid's Health

Whether you have a kiddo in a high weight percentile, or barely on the growth chart, chances are you’ve had at least one pediatrician visit where you left stressed out about growth curves. Today we’re discussing the limitations of the Body Mass Index, how to keep growth curve info in perspective and celebrate your kid at any size. Plus reviews of our favorite body positive online workouts! Visit comfortfoodpodcast.com for resources. Find us at comfortfoodpodcast@gmail.com @v_solesmith & @yummytoddler

39 MINAUG 22
Comments
What Growth Chart Percentiles Mean for Your Kid's Health

What To Do About Snacking (And Why Your Kid Doesn't Want to Eat Meals)

Why do so many of our kids only want to eat "snacks?" Why can't you leave your house without a purse full of them? We're untangling some of the confusion about snacks: Why kids need them, how they can interfere with hunger and fullness cues, and how to neutralize their power — especially when it feels like your kids are encountering them everywhere they go. Visit comfortfoodpodcast.com for our show notes, and follow us on social media: @v_solesmith & @yummytoddlerfood.

37 MINAUG 15
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What To Do About Snacking (And Why Your Kid Doesn't Want to Eat Meals)

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