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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