Expert Panel Roundtable: Unpacking Diet Culture & Body Appreciation for Moms

“Diet culture” refers to a set of beliefs that values thinness, appearance, and shape above health & well-being. Additionally, the concept places importance on restricting calories, normalizes negative self-talk, and labels certain foods as “good” and “bad”.
Countless moms face inordinate pressure to get their body back in the weeks and months after having a baby. It is time mothers take back the postpartum period and embrace body appreciation during the postpartum period and beyond.
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The third HER Health Collective Roundtable of 2021 is scheduled for Friday, September 17th at 3:30 pm.

⁠We will be unpacking diet culture and exploring how to improve a sense of body appreciation for moms with several of our 2021 Expert Panelists.⁠
The 2021 HER Expert Panel Includes:
Katherine Andrew – MPH, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – Areas of Specialty: gut health, food sensitivities, hormones, family food dynamics & intuitive eating
Emily Chaffee – Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Fertility Specialist, founder & owner Carolina Birth & Wellness
Blair Cuneo – Certified Physician Assistant, Carolina Total Wellness – The Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner
Charryse Johnson – Counselor – LCMHC, NCC – Jade Integrative Counseling & Wellness – certified Prepare/Enrich marriage facilitator – specialized training in trauma through IATP – extensively trained in the Unified Treatment Protocol for treatment of disordered eating.
Anna Lutz – MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S – Lutz Alexander and Associates Nutrition Therapy – Non-diet Nutritional Counseling (HAES & Intuitive Eating)
Nicole Wallace – Counselor – LCMHC- Transformation Counseling & Consulting; former Wake County educator and school counselor
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Motherhood and The Battle Against “Thin Ideal”

When was the last time you ate consciously and freely without calculating or rationalizing your food choices? If it’s been longer than you care to admit, you’re not alone. We live in a culture that’s consumed with weight and body image, which is especially detrimental to mothers who have a heart to “do it all” and look like a picture of perfection.

My Child Has ADHD. Do I Have it Also?

Many adults have suffered in silence with undiagnosed ADHD. In my practice, I have diagnosed hundreds, if not thousands, of children and adolescents with ADHD. During that process there was one question that was almost always asked by concerned parents: “Could I also have ADHD?” Simply put, YES!

The Art of Decision Making

Decision making can often be a difficult process. Add in the uncertainties of the past year and it can become easy to get stuck in a state of indecision. Nicole Wallace, Licensed Mental Health Counselor explores the art of decision making and what the research says can help you overcome decision fatigue.

4 Keys to a Great Night’s Sleep

Many of us suffer because we don’t get enough of good quality sleep every night. Before you resign yourself to another restless night and a less-than-productive day, try the tips offered by Dr. Susan Lovelle, MD. There’s also a downloadable PDF.

Mommy Moments

As moms, you tend to put everyone ahead of yourself. With all that you need to do, don’t forget to take time for self care! Dr. Erkeda DeRouen provides some tips by using the word “self care” as an acrostic poem and downloadable image.

Basil Spinach Pesto

Katherine shares a simple basil spinach pesto recipe that makes adding a sauce or dip to dinner especially easy!

Taking Kids from Yuck to Yum: 5 Steps to Help Your Picky Eater

If you have a picky eater at home, you are not alone! In fact, it is estimated that 20-50% of children, especially toddlers & preschoolers, are selective eaters. Even though it’s very common it can still cause frustration and worry for parents. Follow these 5 steps to help selective eaters explore new foods.

Informed Consent

As we navigate decisions associated with motherhood, we want to know that we are understanding what is being told to us in order to make an informed choice. However, it can be hard to know what to ask to be truly active in the consent process. As a fertility and birth doula, Emily shares ways that you can make an informed decision about a topic even if you are unfamiliar with it.

When Kids Gain Weight

As parents, it is our job to ground our children in a strong counter narrative: gaining weight is a normal part of growing up and being a human; kids’ bodies and adults’ bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, none inherently more valuable than the other; and our value as people does not depend on beauty, size, or health.