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The Appetite

Sep 6, 2019

What is a healthy attitude around food and eating habits?  This second of a four-part series on Ellyn Satter’s eating competency skills, continues to define healthy eating through the question of how to eat, rather than what to eat. Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD talks with host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC about the work of understanding one’s own “eating attitudes.” Julie and Carter will unpack the cultural, familial, and social norms that influence their own ways of relating to food. Follow along to open the door into insights around your own attitudes and style of eating.  



Ellyn Satter Institute:

Take the ecSI ( Satter Eating Competency Inventory) here:


Chef David Chang challenges eating attitudes around MSG on his hit Netflix show, “Ugly Delicious:”


Carolyn Costin’s book 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience



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Thank you to our team...

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: