Every parent wants his or her child to grow up healthy and strong. Jewish Family and Career Services, PJ Library and Shalom Baby are joining to create a parenting forum on toddlers and nutrition on Sunday, January 18 at 10 a.m. at the JCC. The program is free, and J-Play will be open at the JCC for everyone during the program.
An expert panel of Nancy C. Kuppersmith, RD, MS, CDE, MLDE Nutritionist for the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine an the University of Louisville, and Lauren Kehr, LCSW Therapist for Jewish Family and Career Services, will lead a discussion on uses of food in children’s behavior. There will also be tips on how to inspire your children to eat healthy and plenty of time for questions from the audience.
Kuppersmith is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator specializing in weight and body image issues. She believes that people need to eat to fuel their bodies so they can live life to their fullest rather than be limited by what society dictates. Kehr counsels a wide variety of clients specializing in ADHD eating issues of adolescents and adults, self-esteem, anxiety and codependency.