Food & Cooking

Diet Culture, Stay Out of My Tea

By Traci Ayub--My mental health necessities include medication, therapy, meditation, exercise, and tea. Drinking herbal tea every day (my favorite is chamomile, but I have an entire cabinet of different teas to choose from) has been a crucial part of my recovery from disordered eating and mental illness.

The Icing on the Cake: Autism and Picky Eating

By Haley Moss--I used to go to birthday parties just for the cake. No, really, I did. I always found the social aspects of birthday parties to be incredibly difficult. Too many people, who was I supposed to talk to, would the birthday girl or birthday boy like the gift, and the food. Oh, the food. What was I supposed to do? 

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Reading Trendy Food Blogs

By Katrin Alyss--These days, it seems that trendy food bloggers have taken over the Internet. These bloggers have built sizable followings across social networking sites like Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

Moderation Looks Different During the Holidays and That is OK

By Kelly Corbett--We don’t always have the best relationship with food. As the holidays roll in, that can be a little intimidating.

5 Ways to Celebrate Food and Your Body This Thanksgiving

By Kira Rakova--The holiday season in the United States has had, for the past few decades, a strong focus on food, bodies, weight, and dieting. It is not uncommon to see headlines of magazines, online publications, and advertisements that warn against ‘holiday weight gain’ and provide solutions on how to ‘prepare’ for it. Many Americans continue to make weight-related New Year’s resolutions year after year, with one study finding that 38% of Americans made such resolutions in 2015.

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