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The Problem Isn't Flaming Hot Cheetos, Part 2

The Problem Isn't Flaming Hot Cheetos, Part 2

Update: 2023-07-13


Welcome to Part 2 of our two-parter on Ultra Processed Foods! Virginia is chatting with Laura Thomas, PhD, a Registered Nutritionist who specializes in responsive feeding and anti-diet, body affirming nutrition. Her work centers on helping parents and families end inter-generation dieting and body shame, and work towards a greater sense of embodiment and ease in their relationship with food. She runs the Substack and podcast Can I Have Another Snack?, and is the author of two books; Just Eat It and How to Just Eat It.

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Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.


Part 1 of this series 

Laura's three part series on UPFs

Virginia on processed foods here and there

responsive feeding

episode with Naureen Hunani

Laura Thomas on sugar

Michelle Obama's legacy on kids and food

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The Problem Isn't Flaming Hot Cheetos, Part 2

The Problem Isn't Flaming Hot Cheetos, Part 2

Virginia Sole-Smith and Laura Thomas, PhD, RNutr