Confused about the conflicting recommendations about how to feed children well and prevent eating and body image problems in teens? Reading Nurture is like having a conversation with a compassionate fellow parent who has done decades of fieldwork on the subject. Heidi Schauster writes from her nearly 30 years of experience treating people with disordered eating, her own lived experience as a recovered person, and as a parent of two young adults.
This book is a much-awaited follow-up to Nourish, Heidi's award-winning book on healing relationships with food, body, and self. Nurture contains sane and sound advice that anyone who spends time with children or teens will benefit from reading.
This book is a life-enhancing tool for:
- Parents and caregivers who have had their own food and body issues and don't want to pass them on to the next generation
- Parents and caregivers with kids exhibiting body image concerns
- Parents and caregivers with kids exhibiting disordered eating who want direction
- Parents and caregivers with kids in larger bodies who feel unclear as to how to help them in the fat-phobic culture we live in
- Parents and caregivers with picky eaters who don't want to create dynamics around food that might lead to eating and body issues later in life
- People who spend time with children and teens and want to create an inclusive, health-and-well-being-enhancing culture around them
"Engaging and beautifully written, this book is a tremendous resource for anyone who wants to promote health and resilience in children."-Lisa Pearl, MS, RD, CEDS-S, Founder of CNC360, Educator, and Clinical Consultant
"As a therapist and mom of two young boys, I am deeply moved. Heidi provides a relatable, non-judgmental narrative regarding introducing food choices and laying a healthy foundation for body acceptance." -Sara Hart, MA, LMHC, Psychotherapist and Eating Disorders Expert
"This is the book we have all been waiting to read. It's filled with heartfelt commentary on how to maneuver hard situations with loved ones. It is truly a book for everyone." -Beth Mayer, LICSW, Former Executive Director of The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)