Friday Feb 02, 2024

Leighann R. Chaffee - Fostering a Positive Relationship with Food | Raising Parents #45

Exploring healthy habits has become a focal point for many adults, recognizing that as parents, we serve as our child's first guide in navigating the complexities of the world. With myriad influences vying for attention, the responsibility is immense.

In today's episode, we delve into the intricate connection between our eating habits and the workings of our brain with our esteemed guest, Leighann R. Chaffee. As an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington, specializing in neuroscience and psychology, Leighann brings a unique perspective to the table. Acknowledging the significant role parents play in introducing children to diverse foods and flavors, she shares insights on creating joyful moments around every meal.

Join us as Leighann unveils practical strategies for striking a balance between nutritious choices and the occasional indulgence. Both Dina and Leighann share their thoughts on mindful and enjoyable eating habits, enhancing the parent-child bond through shared culinary experiences.

To see more of Leighann’s work, have a look at her university page for her publications at 

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