Dr. Christine Wood will bring her experience and share how to create healthful, mindful eating habits for families. How to deal with picky eaters, how to avoid mealtime battles and when to be concerned about your child’s health will be discussed. Understand some of the concerns with media and messages about eating, weight and health and learn how to balance this to create a safe message around food in the household.Click Here to Watch the Full Video: “Mindful Eating Around the Dinner Table”
Meet the Presenter
Christine (“Chris”) Wood, MD, grew up in Michigan and went to medical school in her home state at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She did her pediatric residency, serving as Chief Resident, at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Chris has a special interest in nutrition for children and teens. She is the author of the book How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It, and her articles and interviews have been published in Newsweek, Parenting, Parents, Baby Talk, and Redbook, among others. Her website, www.KidsEatGreat.com offers tips from her book. She is a frequent speaker at medical conferences, schools, preschools and community events, on topics such as eating disorders, obesity, school wellness policies and the impact of environmental toxins on health.
She has been in private pediatric practice in North County since 1990. She served as the Co-Chair for the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative from 2009 until May 2015 and continues to serve on their Healthcare Domain committee. She is the Medical Consultant for a residential eating disorder treatment center in La Jolla and has served as Medical Liaison for the San Diego Chapter International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. As part of the Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Steering Committee, she is working on a national level with the American Academy of Pediatrics to shape how pediatricians confront achieving healthy weight in children.Click Here to Watch the Full Video: “Mindful Eating Around the Dinner Table”