Feeding teens can feel alarmingly high stakes. Between diet culture, social media, changing bodies and schedules, hormones, and their growing independence, it’s often hard to know where parents should define boundaries. We speak to a registered adolescent dietitian, Bracha Kopstick, who specializes in teen nutrition to help us feel calm and confident raising tweens and teens to have a positive relationship with food and their bodies.
About Our Guest: Bracha Kopstick
Bracha Kopstick is a Registered Dietitian specializing in adolescent nutrition. She helps parents feel calm and confident raising tweens and teens to have a positive relationship with food and their body. There’s a lot of contradictory information about feeding kids; Bracha clarifies and educates parents, so they can raise adolescents with a positive relationship with food, free of shame and guilt.
Bracha believes that by addressing nutrition messaging at this stage of growth, adolescents learn to eat free of guilt and shame, and grow and mature into adults with interests that go beyond food and their appearance
Learn more about Bracha and her services at her site, https://beekaynutrition.com. You can also follow her on Instagram where she’s always giving such helpful tips that will help you take a breathe and stay calm: @adolescent.nutritionist.
Links From This Episode
- Follow blogger Rosey Blair, @roseybeeme, for all things positive
- Follow blogger Mik Zazon, @mikzazon, whose passion it is to normalize normal bodies
- Learn about anti-diet activist Katie Budenberg as @make_love_not_diets on Instagram and @katie_booders on TikTok
- Bracha’s site has some quick and simple recipes that you can make with minimal ingredients
- More on Stacie’s Chicken and Waffles teen breakfast
- The Nachos Cheese Sauce recipe from Serious Eats that Stacie uses on her Crunchwrap Supreme
- Stacie’s Teen-Approved Broccoli Salad, with a story about how we got there!
We Love Our Sponsors
Luxury For (Way) Less
Cashmere crews, hotel-quality sheets, washable silk camis, Turkish towels, super soft fleece, hand-knotted rugs — and more! — all for 50-80% lower than other brands. Sounds like a dream, but it’s all for real at OneQuince.com/dijfy, our favorite one-stop shop for affordable luxury goods.
We love Quince so much that they’ve extended a new offer to DIJFY listeners. Treat yourself (and your home!) this BTS season: use the code FEED10 for 10% off any purchase $100 or more.
Visit https://www.onequince.com/dijfy today. Don’t miss out!