Mindful Eating and Kids: A Physician Panel Discussion

  • 30 Jun 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Webinar - Special Discount available to Non-Members

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The Center for Mindful Eating is delighted to welcome Claudia Vega, Lenna Liu, and Jan Chozen Bays, three authors of our Food for Thought Special Issue, Mindful Eating-Connecting Hearts and Minds to Nourish our Children. These three physicians will share their experience of why and how mindful eating is so important to teach to children. 



    Mindful Eating and Kids: A Physician Panel Discussion
    June 30th, 7 pm EST (90 minute program)

    This webinar is for TCME Members. Not a member? Enter "Mindful_Kids" when you register to join us! 



    In this 90-minute panel discussion mindful eating expert Jan Chozen Bays, pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating will share aspects of mindful eating that are relevant to young children and teenagers. Lenna Liu, will explore the deep necessity of connection both within and between levels of the socio-ecologic model to address childhood obesity.Claudia Vega will share mindfulness as a tool to help children and teenagers deal with the stress of daily life, stay tuned-in to their bodies and make healthier choices around eating.


    Program Objectives:


    1. Participants will state two benefits of establishing a deep connection both within and between levels of the socio-ecologic model to address childhood obesity.
    2. Participants will learn three aspects of mindful eating that are particularly relevant to children and teenagers.
    3. Participants will be able to use two mindfulness as a tool to help children and teenagers deal with the stress of daily life, stay tuned in their bodies and make healthier choices around eating.

    Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in work with abused children. She is the author of “Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food” and “How to Train a Wild Elephant and other Adventures in Mindfulness.”


    Lenna L. Liu, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. She is active locally and nationally in childhood obesity efforts and is the physician lead for Seattle Children’s Obesity Program, focusing on clinical services, advocacy, research and education. 


    Claudia Vega, MD, M.S.– is a Pediatrician, Mindfulness Based-Nutritionist and Psychotherapist, specializing in the work with disordered eating and weight issues with children and adolescents and their families. She serves on the TCME board. She leads Mindful Eating workshops and retreats for children, teenagers and adults. www.nutrintegra.com





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