This is the story of why I had to make the Kids Eating Broccoli podcast.
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Welcome to the Kids Eating Broccoli podcast
This is the story of why I had to make the Kids Eating Broccoli podcast.
Give it a listen!
Julie has been involved in teaching for the past 24 years. Her experience as an Elementary/Jr. High music teacher, a choral conductor with the Calgary Boys Choir, and a choral clinician has resulted in extensive opportunities to work with children and adults in both individual and group environments.An inspiring speaker, Julie is a natural performer, having directed and performed in choirs throughout the world. Her honesty and down-to-earth nature contribute strongly to the relationships she forms with the families she helps. Julie holds B.Sc. Biology and a B.A. Psychology with Distinction from the University of Calgary. She is the mother of two children, Maya and Adam.
Gail’s career has always involved working with children, both home and abroad. Her 20+ years in the public and private school systems both as an educator in the classroom, and as an administrator provides her with a broad experience base and unique insight when working with children and parents.Gail easily engages an audience with her enthusiasm for parenting, and her belief that all children want to learn, try their best, and do what is right, contributes to her goal of building positive relationships between parents and children. Gail holds a B.Ed. with Distinction and a M.A. (Honours) in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University. She is the mother of two children, William and Grace.
With a combined 30 years experience in the education sector, we founded Parenting Power with the goal of helping parents face everyday challenges. Our commitment to the growth of our company has always been matched with our commitment to be present with our own children and families along the way.
Over 14 years (and 4 children) later, Parenting Power continues to expand and offer a comprehensive suite of parenting tools, including coaching, courses and conferences. In 2013, we co-authored our first book A YEAR of Intentional Parenting.
While the root of our business is in family coaching, we also offer a tool box of real life parenting tools available for purchase individually or via access as a member. These tools are available in a variety of formats: articles, e-books, mp3 audio downloads and video courses for use at your fingertips whenever or wherever you need them.
We also offer customized seminars and public speaking for conferences and special events. While our home base is Calgary, we help clients throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as internationally.
As parenting experts, we’ve been featured on CityTV Calgary’s Breakfast Television, and on CTV’s Noon Show. We have been regular contributors to CBC Radio’s Alberta@Noon and The Homestretch for many years and were also guests on CBC Radio’s national morning program, The Current. We’ve been fortunate to write hundreds of articles and contribute to The Mompreneur Magazine, and are part of SavvyMom’s Expert Blog Panel. We blog weekly for the Calgary Herald, and are regularly quoted in the National Post, Today’s Parent, Parents magazine, Canadian Families Magazine, the Globe and Mail and more.
As always, our goal is to leave you feeling empowered with practical, real life tools and the energy to face the daily challenges of parenting.
Their website is: http://parentingpower.ca
Parenting power interview notes:
Same arguments again and again
Kids are capable
Parent job -What when and where
Kid job -If and how much
Q’s -Picky eater, specific diet plans for parents, not eating
Guidance is so helpful bc it helps at the beginning of a change
Valuing the family meal
Particulars of what the meal means, screens, finish plate,
25% more eating with screen
don’t eat at meal and then want snacks?
62% of kids feel like the phone is more important than the kids
align your words and actions
family power hour once a week talk about schedules, experiences, expectations, etc…
family script at the dinner table, make a plan of what you can say different to replace what isn’t working that you have been saying repeatedly.
One year of intentional parenting
Dr. Michelle Wolford was awarded Best Naturopathic Doctor Encinitas 2015. She’s had a private practice in Encinitas for 7 years treating children and adults for a variety of acute and chronic conditions all over the world. She’s been a guest speaker at Medical Schools, on several radio, blog spot and TV programs in addition to a guest writer for the Journal of Alternative Medicine. She’s traveled the world collecting information for your healing experience working with top medical Doctors, Shamans and Guru’s from the backwoods of Panama to the mountains of India. She has a remarkable way of intertwining her Western medical training & knowledge with her profound Eastern medical training & knowledge of plants, energy medicine, nutrition, body movement, meditation, breath work and spirituality. To learn more about Dr. Michelle Wolford visit her website @ www.lifeinmotionmed.com
Christine (Ito) Wood, M.D., C.L.E. is a practicing pediatrician and Certified Lactation Educator with interests in healthy nutrition for children and the environmental and nutritional impact on health and disease. She is a compelling voice on the subject of children’s nutritional and environmental issues.
She is the author of the book, How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It! (third edition, KidsEatGreat, Inc, 2006). Filled with practical, easy-to-understand information for parents, she backs it up with science-based research to emphasize the nutritional links to disease. Kids Weigh to Go is her program targeting families with overweight children.
She is currently practicing general pediatrics at Coast Pediatrics Carmel Valley. She has a special interest in teen health, weight management and eating disorders, stress management and the use of mindfulness in teens. She has been listed in the Best Doctors of America, representing the top 3% of doctors in this peer review polling process. She was voted as part of the Top Docs in San Diego 2015.
Other roles include:
Dr. Wood lectures to physicians and other health professionals (nurses, lactation consultants, dietitians, school nurses and others) on the topic of nutritional medicine for children and she gives seminars to parents on healthy lifestyle practices for children. She has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, and Japan.
Dr. Wood is a consultant for an international nutritional company, USANA, for their children’s nutritional products. She was the Co-Chair for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative and is currently part of their Healthcare Domain committee. Through her work with the Initiative, she has worked with school wellness policy, contributed to creating the Power Up 4 Sports & Health Toolkit for sports leagues, organized medical conferences addressing the role of health professionals in community advocacy and worked with a Physician Advisory Board with the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative.
She was a guest writer for a special edition of Newsweek released in October 2000, called “Your Child.” Her interviews and articles have been published in magazines including: Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, American Baby, Fit Pregnancy, Family Life, Exceptional Parent, and Great Life to mention a few. A frequent guest on radio shows and also a noted expert on television, she informs parents about the critical need for proper nutrition for children. If you would like to contact her regarding print interviews, speaking engagements, radio or television spots, please see the Press Kit.
She attended the University of Detroit for her undergraduate degree and received her medical degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She received her lactation educator certification from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Wood explains that she found a need to address the questions her patients repeatedly ask regarding the role nutrition plays in the health of their children. Dr. Wood says, “Parents need to realize what an important job they have to teach their kids healthy eating habits, to use proper nutritional supplementation and to participate in regular physical activity. Parents must start today and model a healthy lifestyle and do all they can to create children who will eat healthy and be active. It is perhaps the greatest gift we can give our children . . . the gift of health.
You can find her here: http://www.kidseatgreat.com/
Some notes from the conversation:
In the community
Working with obesity in children
Clinical report preventing obesity
Speaking parent groups and professional organizations
How do we know what to do with so much info
Fresh into low income areas
Family meals research that shows more of these kids actually lower risk of obesity
With teens family meals decrease drugs drinking obesity etc…
Leave the stress off the table – bonding
There own inner knowing
Choices and ownership
Some meals that are kid pick meals
Slowing down, chew slower, wait for the slowest eater, make it an event
A family beginning the process, what to start with in addition to the family meal?
Plan your week, put a special box in the fridge for eah kid of their favorite healthy snack, smoothies, start gradually. Fun and presentable. Presntation can be a big thing, ants on the log. Engage their creativity. Pinterest for meals and lunchboxes. Doesn’t have to be complicated
By a precooked chiken, tacos with each kids making a taco topping station.
Really including the kids into the process
Vegetable garden, kids involved wth the care. Causes much more interest in the children in eating these things
Mindfullness eating program? Email newsletter, FB page.
This is a solo episode by Dr. Brad about how vital it is to be the example for our children in every way
Cilla Whatcott is a board-certified classical homeopath with a B.A. degree from Arizona State University, a diploma from the four year professional program at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, Minneapolis, MN and a PhD in Homeopathy. She is an instructor at Normandale Community College and the author of “There Is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis,” and co-author of “The Solution – Homeoprophylaxis.”
Cilla is the executive director of Worldwide Choice – an organization undertaking evidence-based research with homeoprophylaxis (HP) and training medically licensed providers to administer HP. She offers individualized homeoprophylaxis programs for adults and children. Cilla has been a guest lecturer in France, Scotland, Ireland, Indonesia, the USA, and Canada. She has organized and directed international conferences in 2015 and 2016 about homeoprophylaxis with leading researchers from around the world.
Cilla has published articles in Pathways, Homeopathic LINKS, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, Holistic Mom’s Magazine, Natural Health365, GreenMedInfo, Fearless Parent, HealthyHomeEconomist, and WAPF’s Wise Traditions. She also has over 1000 hours of post graduate education including certification as a CEASE therapist for reversing vaccine injury.
As the mother to children adopted from Russia, Taiwan and China, and one biological child, her deepest desire is to see families everywhere heal and thrive.
Find Cilla here: https://worldwidechoice.org/
I am Deborah Morgan, founder of Kids Health Revolution and mama bear to one busy little boy. He is the inspiration for creating this movement as he allowed me to witness the power of the human body to find health and balance when given the support and raw materials it needs. I believe with all my heart and soul in the power of food, clean living and love and I am here to start a movement, a community of parents ready to take their kids health back. I am passionate about our kids right to a healthy future and doing everything we can to ensure they get it! The focus of Kids Health Revolution is providing parents with the information on natural approaches and the tools they need to make a difference in their kids health. It is about inspiring parents to believe that they can make a difference and they do have the power. It is about a community that will stand together and support each person as they step up to help their kids. I hope you will join us!
Jack Wolfson D.O., F.A.C.C., is a board certified cardiologist who uses nutrition and supplements to prevent and treat disease.
After ten years performing angiograms, pacemakers, and other cardiac procedures, Dr. Wolfson started Wolfson Integrative Cardiology in 2012 to offer patients the ultimate in holistic heart care.
Raised in Chicago, he attended Midwestern University for his D.O. degree and completed a 3 year Internal Medicine residency and 3 year cardiology fellowship. He was selected as the chief fellow of his class.
Together with his wife, Dr. Heather Wolfson DC, they are The Drs. Wolfson. Their website TheDrsWolfson.com is an excellent resource for holistic health and lifestyle information. The Drs. Wolfson have two beautiful boys who were born at home, nursed for over 3 years, and they are still co-sleeping.
Amazon Best Seller, The Paleo Cardiologist is the first book by Dr. Wolfson.
You can connect with Dr. Wolfson here https://www.thedrswolfson.com/