In the last couple of years with this pandemic and these unprecedented times, we've seen anxiety and stress-related disorders really shooting up among our youth.
Many times, these can lead to disordered eating and eating-related issues. So this is a very important time for parents and families to certainly be aware of how to nurture positivity around food and the eating experience and for kids also to support and listen to their own bodies in terms of what makes them hungry and full.
Dr. Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent health specialist with 25 years of global experience. Anisha treats and counsels young people with a variety of issues including social media use, drug use, and stress. As a recognized educator, Anisha provides training on adolescent health and wellness to faculty, teens and parents. Anisha's clinical and research work combined with her experience with cultures and transition is the basis for her passion and interest in making the lives of global teens better.
She gives us tips for balanced eating and cooking vegetables for kids (including her own), how parents can be the best role models for their kids, and fostering a love of a variety of foods.