Raising your child with a healthy sense of body image

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Fri 22 July 2016

17 mins

Everywhere you look we are surrounded by images of the so-called “beautiful” body. So how do we raise our children to have a healthy sense of their own bodies? Dietician and nutritionist Fiona Sutherland is from Body Positive Australia, she says it’s all about role modelling.

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