Do you have a positive relationship with food? In this episode, Registered Dietitian Sarah Crulcich tells us how important it is to permit ourselves to have food and enjoy it. How important is it to have a dialogue when it comes to food? Sarah explains how food insecurity can bring toxic stress and have an impact on our immune systems, and on children, it can even impact their brain development. She also tells us how we give food big moral power depending on what culture it comes from, even if it doesn’t impact badly our health.
Sarah is a Registered Dietitian and the Health Promotion Coordinator at the Houston Food Bank where she addresses policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. She is the Houston Ambassador of Diversify Dietetics and was the 2019-2020 Texas Academy (SE Region) Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year. Prior to the food bank, Sarah was a fellow in Washington, D.C. where she worked on SNAP regulations, health disparities, and Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
In this episode, you will learn about…
· Sarah’s journey into dietetics and her passion for it
· What a positive food language is and what outcomes are typically associated with positive self-talk around food
· Weight management impact on food language
· The trauma that food insecurity can bring
· The outcomes of negative internal dialogues
· How to shift your self-talk from negative to positive langue
· Tips to implement positive food talk
· How to deal with people making negative food comments
· How to connect with Sarah on social media
[00:00] Intro with Shireen
[01:40] What brought Sarah into a career as a Registered Dietitian
[02:57] Positive food language
[03:55] Weight management impact on food language
[05:06] Food insecurity and trauma
[06:34] Negative internal dialogues
[08:09] Shifting negative to positive language
[12:00] Tips to implement positive food talk
[12:59] Negative food comments
[13:46] How to get connected with Sarah!
Contact Sarah Crulcich:
· Instagram URL: @houstonfoodbank
· Facebook URL: Houston Food Bank
· LinkedIn URL: www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-crulcich
· Twitter URL: @houstonfoodbank
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