Tagged: Body Image

Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Image Soource In a society obsessed with food and weight, it’s no surprise that eating disorders are on the rise. The term “eating disorder” usually triggers images of anorexia or bulimia, but a new, less obvious eating disorder is quickly growing: orthorexia. As Sargent Choice Nutrition Center RD […]

Best of the Food Web: Healthy Chicks

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Every Wednesday this semester we will be posting about a new blog or cooking website that we love! The internet is filled with food websites, and our goal is to arm you with the “Best of the Food Web”! It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Best of […]

Stop Fighting Against Yourself and Start Fighting For Yourself

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Last night’s Lovin’ the Body You’re In panel centered around a guy named “Ed”. Okay, so Ed is not really a guy. You can’t find him listed in the phone book or friend him on Facebook, but you may have him in your head. Ed is the name […]

Best of The Food Web: Operation Beautiful

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Being National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, instead of featuring a healthy food blog, I though it was more appropriate to feature a healthy body image blog. Mentioned by Elizabeth Jarrard a year ago (check out her lovely post here), Operation Beautiful is a movement started by Caitlin Boyle […]

The Ultimate Resolution

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College When I hear the word “resolution” I think of making a conscious decision to make a change that will better my life. While setting goals for yourself is good, it’s important that they are healthy goals. While eating healthier or exercising more are good goals, they can be […]

Fat Talk Free Week

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Fat Talk Free Week Video — Be sure to check out this video! “She’s too fat to be wearing that swim suit” “You look so pretty and skinny” “I hate how these shorts make my thighs look fat” We’ve all heard, and probably have said, comments similar to […]

Sticky Words: Weight Stigma Awareness Week

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Remember “cooties” in elementary school? It used to be that the majority of teasing involved these imaginary germs that could pass between boys and girls. Nothing was more embarrassing then catching someone’s cooties. Yes, this teasing caused some hurt feelings that day and a year or two of […]

Why Cookies Are Better Than Cold Turkey!

Hi everyone!   I’m Maggie from readysetbreathe , and a student in the Sargent program of speech pathology. I’m so thrilled to do a guest blog for the SCNC. 🙂   The Christian Lenten season has come and gone and now those who have deprived themselves of ice cream, chocolate and facebook are rejoicing. I […]

Re-Connected to Beauty

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College I can’t tell you how many times I’ve re-written this blog post trying to make it perfect. I went to the absolutely amazing Lovin’ Your Body Panel Wednesday February 23 in the Howard Thurman Center, and was completely blown away. Walking back my whole body felt lighter. All […]

Building Positive Body Image

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College College is an important transitional time for students. On one hand, college presents a wonderful opportunity to cultivate food preferences and lifestyle practices to promote a lifetime of health and wellbeing. On the other hand, navigating in a sea of overwhelming food choices and constant social pressures is […]