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Welcome Caitlin! We are excited to announce that another wonderful dietitian has joined our Mood Balance Nutrition team. Please join us in welcoming Caitlin Quinn who will be seeing clients in our Herndon, VA office. Caitlin comes to Mood Balance with experience in eating disorder treatment and a unique public healt...
What is a "Non-Diet Dietitian?" Non-diet Dietitians The term non-diet dietitian may sound like an oxymoron. In practice, though, it means that we will focus on improving your relationship with food and how to fuel your body instead of letting any external food rules dictate your eating habits. This approach aligns with the princip...
Have you been curious about the ARFID diagnosis and how to treat it? Join the Richmond IAEDP Chapter and our special guest Leah Graves to learn more!
Summer's Bounty We LOVE summer time, and the availability of a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables just makes it even better. Whether it's corn on the cob at a friend's barbecue or a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot day, enjoying the flavors of the season can help you increase your vitamin, mineral, and f...
Mood Balance is growing again! We are thrilled to welcome Erin Shaw, MS, RDN, LDN to the Mood Balance Nutrition team. Erin comes to us with a wealth of eating disorder treatment experience at all levels of care. Erin specializes in eating disorder treatment and practices through a Health at Every Size lens. We are excited to brin...
Please join the Richmond IAEDP Chapter for an informative evening on the use of EMDR and Somatic Interventions in treating trauma and eating disorders! Presented by Trish Kessler.
We look forward to virtually seeing everyone this Tuesday at 6:30pm!
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Why Choose Intuitive Eating? As time spent in quarantine drags on and social distancing measures remain in place, we know that the talk around “COVID weight gain” and diet talk continues to increase as well. As clinicians, we genuinely believe in an anti-diet approach for building a healthy relationship around food. Diets t...
Join the Richmond IAEDP Chapter with a 2021 kick-off event! This Monday, January 25th we will be featuring some registered dietitians from the area who will share their experiences treating those diagnosed with eating disorders.
See the posted flyer for more details!
Love this message! Happy New Year!
A great reminder for anyone planning New Year's resolutions this year! As observed by Mayo Clinic experts, "moms are probably the most important influence on a daughter's body image," surpassing the impact of other significant influencers such as media and peers. Given the importance of mothers as body image role models, Dr. Leslie Sim, clinical director of Mayo Clinic's eating disorders program, recommends that they avoid talk about weight, diets, and outer appearances around their daughters.
"Zero comments not only about your daughter's weight, obviously, but zero talk about your weight and even other people's weight," says Sim. Rather than focus on weight, parents can model healthy behaviors for their children such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. It's also important to talk with young girls about natural changes in their bodies, especially as girls approach puberty and may experience normal weight gain during this development period.
To help instill the importance of loving yourself in your Mighty Girl, regardless of your size or shape, we've shared two dozen empowering books for children and teens in our blog post, "Celebrating Every Body: 25 Body Image Positive Books for Mighty Girls," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10912
For an excellent new guide for tween girls on body image, we highly recommend "The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless" for ages 10 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/the-body-image-book-for-girls
There is also a helpful guide to help teens build a healthy, body positive relationship with food, "The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens," at https://www.amightygirl.com/the-intuitive-eating-workbook-for-teens
For two great books for children about the importance of loving yourself, we highly recommend "I Like Myself" for ages 3 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/i-like-myself) and "The Confidence Code for Girls" for ages 8 to 12 (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-confidence-code-for-girls)
If you have an older Mighty Girl, we recommend books to help girls navigate issues related to puberty, including normal changes in weight and body shape, in our post on "Talking with Tweens and Teens about their Bodies" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11090
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moodbalancenutrition.com While this year has certainly challenged us all in various ways, Thanksgiving will be another unique 2020 experience to remember! And while we may not be able to gather in large groups, around the table, indoors, with all our closest family and friends, we can still engage in traditions and joyful c...
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Thanksgiving can be especially difficult for people who are struggling with (and in recovery from) eating disorders, which is why the NEDA helpline (click-to-chat) will be available for special holiday hours 10 am - 6 pm ET on Thanksgiving and 10 am - 2 pm the day after. https://bit.ly/38WEyHs
Join us LIVE now as recovery advocates and authors Robyn Cruze and Kara Richardson Whitely discuss the challenges, goals, truth and triumphs that make up a life’s adventure that we call recovery.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
LAST CHANCE ➡️ Registration closes TOMORROW (10/20/20) ‼️
ATTN PARENTS/CAREGIVERS IN ED RECOVERY:
Join us for a Confident Body, Confident Child (CBCC) two-part training on Nov. 2nd & 16th*. CBCC is an evidence-based resource providing parenting strategies to promote positive body image, healthy eating and physical activity in children aged 2 to 6 years.
Learn more and register today at https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/confident-body-confident-child
*Limited availability; must be able to attend both sessions.
moodbalancenutrition.com Happy fall! We are thrilled to share with you that 2 of our office locations have moved and we are now seeing clients in person on a limited basis with COVID-19 precautions in place. Our Reston office has relocated to: 761A Carlisle Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20170 And our Midlothian office has reloca...
moodbalancenutrition.com We are thrilled to announce that we have another dietitian joining the Mood Balance Nutrition team! Veronica brings a wealth of nutrition experience
moodbalancenutrition.com The Immune System TeamEveryone seems to be talking about the immune system and how to “boost” it. Lucky for us, our bodies always have our best interests in mi
moodbalancenutrition.com We hope that you and your families are staying healthy and well through these stressful and uncertain times. Between the isolation of being at home all da
Happy Valentine's Day to all bread lovers out there!
moodbalancenutrition.com I don’t know about you, but I feel like I can’t go a day without seeing the "low carb" message. Whether it is on tv or someone you know that is talking ab
moodbalancenutrition.com As we enter a new year, you'll hear about diets everywhere. Rather than making promises to alter your body's shape or size, what if you resolved to learn
moodbalancenutrition.com Thanksgiving: Give some thanks. My mom always asked everyone at the Thanksgiving table to say what we were thankful for. Growing up I saw this as a chore
moodbalancenutrition.com What's for dinner? At some point (maybe daily) we all wonder, "what the heck will I make for dinner tonight?" For someone struggling with an eating disord
moodbalancenutrition.com It’s that time of the year again: Back to School! We know that this time of the year can have a lot of excitement, but also some stressors, especi
moodbalancenutrition.com These days, it seems that shame is everywhere: fat-shaming, mom-shaming, body-shaming… the list goes on. You see it on the news, on social media feeds, and eve
moodbalancenutrition.com Summer ReadingAs of Friday, it’s officially summer! Why not commit to reading books this summer that improve your relationship with food and your body and keep
moodbalancenutrition.com This past weekend, I was lucky enough to participate in the Richmond National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) walk. Local walks are held all over the
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moodbalancenutrition.com Spring has sprung and many people utilize the season as a time for renewal, a time to clean house, and start fresh! With the trending Netflix h
moodbalancenutrition.com The thought of trying to feed a family can be very stressful, especially in this day and age where food messages are found all over the place. Messages like:...
Sweet and savory breakfast heaven... for when you just can’t decide! 😍 #peanutbutter #banana #minichocolatechips #daveskillerbread #smokedsalmon #philadelphiacreamcheese #dill #intuitiveeating #nondietdietitian #eatwhatyoulove
Celebrating gratitude with some homemade apple 🍎 butter! Check out our new blog post (link in bio) about the Thanksgiving holiday and enjoy ALL the food!
moodbalancenutrition.com Eat the Food... Enjoy the food! Happy Thanksgiving week! For many of us, this is an exciting and joyous time filled with gatherings of old friends, family memb...
moodbalancenutrition.com Halloween season is here. Filled with ghosts, goblins, and skeletons, so we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you to stop and think of your own bones! ...
moodbalancenutrition.com Red, White, and Blue - Celebrate with Food! As July 4th approaches, everyone is getting ready for backyard barbecues and picnics. One way to increase ...
moodbalancenutrition.com Spring is here! Well... maybe! ☺ After a long winter, we are all anxoius for the warmer spring weather. Weather where we can get outside more and do outdoor ...
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