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Today Dr. Elana interviews Dana Suchow, speaker, educator and coach on preventing eating disorders and raising body confident kids. Dana offers a nonclinical and holistic approach to parents, teachers and caregivers so they are equipped with tools. In this interview she shares ways you can encourage healthy body image for your children to help prevent eating disorders from arising. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of raising body confident children
  • How the language we use can impact our children’s body image
  • The prevalence of eating disorders and what we can do as parents to prevent them
  • What signs to look for in a child who may be heading toward an eating disorder
  • How to navigate bullying or peer pressure around body image
  • Resources for parents who suspect an eating disorder in their child

This episode's guest

Dana Suchow is an award-winning speaker, educator and coach. Since overcoming Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and exercise compulsion, Dana Suchow has become an expert in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention. Offering a nonclinical and holistic approach, Dana gives parents, teachers and caregivers the tools they need to prevent eating disorders in kids before they start! Learn more at  For free daily tools and help, follow Dana on Instagram: @DanaSuchow!