Should Kids Go On Diets? By Morgan Kline October 18, 2019 What are your thoughts on kids going on diets? If you were to put your child on a diet, how would you do it? Do you think we should leave it up to an app to make nutrition choices for our kids? Weight Watchers has put out a new app specifically for kids and, in this episode, my guest and I explore the topic of kids and diets and whether it’s something parents should be doing. Guest Katherine Hake has a dual degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness and Health from Purdue University, and is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Personal Trainer, a Beachbody LIVE Master Trainer, and the host of the amazing podcast, Fit Friends Happy Hour. Katherine had previously reached out to her following to ask them if they were put on diets by their parents when they were younger and, if so, if it still affects them today. The majority of women who responded saying they were put on diets as kids now struggle with body-image issues today. Many also said, when they were kids, they never thought anything about their weight until it was addressed by their parents. How can we as parents ensure our kids are a healthy weight without putting them on diets? How can we educate and empower our kids to make nutritious choices, listen to their bodies and have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies, without a diet? Listen to the full episode to hear our opinion on kids, diets and weight loss. What You’ll Learn: – What age kids start paying attention to their weight and developing issues with eating – The long-term mental effects of putting kids on diets – The pros and cons of the Weight Watchers’ app for kids – Empowering ways to handle weight loss for kids without the app – How to encourage kids to have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies Up next: When Your Children Won’t Eat Healthy… Find more from Katie: Instagram: @kthake Website: katiehake.com Find more from me: Instagram: @morgan.a.kline Facebook: @coffee&kettlebells If Coffee & Kettlebells has made a positive impact in any way on your life, I would be beyond appreciative if you took a few seconds of your time to leave a rating and review. Thank you so much for joining me for a cup of Coffee & Kettlebells! Subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode: Subscribe to Our Blog Blog Email* Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.