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Mom Genes The Podcast

Finding the right jeans is hard. Accepting your genes is even harder. Whether you wear boyfriend or bootcut, high rise or low rise, this podcast will teach you to accept and respect your Mom bod so you can love the genes you are in! Co-hosts Rachel Coleman, MFT and Tina LaBoy, RD use modern research to bust diet myths, explain the evidence based models of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, and get real about body after baby. This podcast will take you on a journey of unpacking your old beliefs about food and weight to increase your confidence, learn to nourish your body, and raise body confident kids. So put on your favorite jeans, pull up a chair, and let’s talk Mom Genes.


This episode of Mom Genes was produced and edited by Rachel Coleman and Tina LaBoy. Thank you to Jerry DePizzo for the music production. You can find Epsidoe information and show notes at, follow us on Instagram @Momgenesthepodcast, and join the Mom Genes The Podcast FB group to find a community of Mamas learning to love their bodies and discussing the episodes.

Jun 15, 2021

The “Myth Busters” Series

In this week’s episode we are chatting all about kids and nutrition by busting the myth that “kids today aren’t eating enough healthy foods.” As Mom’s ourselves, we know that one of the biggest stressors on parents today is how to feed their children so we are explaining the psychology behind this fear and pressure and interviewing the RD’s of Sunny Side Up Nutrition, Anna Lutz, MPH, RDN, LD and Elizabeth Davenport, MPH, RDN, LD @sunnysideupnutrition.


Feeding our children becomes our primary goal as soon as the child is born, so it is natural that parenting begins with this obsession of how, what, and how much our children are eating. Feeding our baby is also a form of attachment bonding for both the child and parent and a parental instinct absolutely takes over when we suddenly become insanely preoccupied with our children’s input and output (remember having to track number of wet diapers in the hospital??) This natural, survival instinct ignited in parents combined with a culture obsessed with health and beauty and longevity, makes the perfect recipe for wanting to be perfect in how we feed our children. We find that this fear is mostly from the parents worried that they are not doing a good job or are projecting their own insecurities about food or their body onto their kids. So as a result, they pressure their child to eat a certain amount, eat specific foods, disregard their internal cues and preferences and monitor their bodies.  What we are hoping for parents to get out of this episode today is trust.  Trust in yourselves as parents, but mainly trust in your children.


Connect with Anna and Elizabeth:

Social media: @sunnysideupnutrition

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The information presented in this podcast does not replace individual therapy or nutrition recommendations.