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Two weeks ago, Ashleigh Sellman told us all about the basics of intuitive eating. But how do we implement these practices with our families? What does that look like in day-to-day life? That’s what we’re talking about today.

If you’re looking for practical tips on how to implement intuitive eating in your home, today’s episode is for you!

The important part about eating is that food feels safe.

Ashleigh Sellman, RD

How to implement intuitive eating with your family

In today’s episode, Ashleigh shares a ton of useful tips on how to implement intuitive eating with your family. Here, we’ll highlight one of them.

Many young kids don’t like complex meals where all the food is mixed together, like in a stew or salad. If this is a dish you’d like to prepare for your family, you should definitely do it. You can think about the following, though: How can I make this more appealing to my (young) child? One way to do this is to take some parts out of (for example) the stew and present them on a separate plate. This way you have the stew for you and other family members and some parts of the stew, like meat and potatoes, on a separate plate next to it. This way of presenting food will make it more appealing for young children.

Have a listen to today’s episode for more practical tips!


More about Ashleigh Sellman, RD

Ashleigh Sellman is a trained dietician with 20+ years of experience, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and mom of three. In 2019, she opened her own practice, InBody Nutrition Counseling.

More about Virginia Family Therapy

Virginia Family Therapy is a mental health practice serving individuals, families, and our community. VFT is designed to help people at all stages and from all walks of life by offering therapists and physicians with diverse backgrounds and specialties via face-to-face, walk-and-talk, and telemedicine appointments. Throughout, we are committed to developing strengths-based, authentic, and long-lasting relationships with you and your children. We hope to provide you with the support and insight you need to help your family navigate life’s hard times and joys.

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In this episode on how to implement intuitive eating in your family, we cover:

  • Practical tips on how to implement intuitive eating in your family;
  • How to set up on-judgemental homes around eating behaviors;
  • Different ways to get kids used to new foods;
  • What to do when you feel nervous about starting to implement intuitive eating with your family;
  • & much more.

Resources and links mentioned in this episode

  • Are you or your child struggling with mental health? We have a team of psychologists and psychiatrists who can help you out. Don’t hesitate to contact us here.
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  • Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram or send us an email on podcasttherapists@gmail.com.
  • Learn more about Ashleigh and her practice on her website. You can also contact her on sellmanrd@gmail.com.
  • You can find the book ‘Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image‘ that Ashleigh talked about here.
  • Have you listened to the first part of our interview with Ashleigh, where she talks about the basics of intuitive eating? You can find it here.


Disclaimer: Please remember we are real live therapists, however this is a podcast and is not considered a therapy session. Not only because there is no co-pay but also because we can’t speak to your individual experiences. We are here to help you keep raising healthy kids. And remember, if you are an imperfect parent, we are right there with you. If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, please call your local crisis hotline or go to your nearest emergency room.

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