Guest Host: Todd Kliman

Adolescence and the teenage years are challenging when it comes to nutrition and food choices. It’s a period when parents find they have little control over kids’ eating habits and access to junk food. At the same time, body image and self-esteem issues take center stage for many young adults, especially girls. We explore how parents, school lunches, and peers influence how kids see food and nutrition.


  • Scott Kahan Director, National Center for Weight and Wellness; Medical Director, Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, George Washington University
  • Faye Berger Mitchell Registered Dietitian, Licensed Nutritionist; Editor in Chief, Foodie on Campus
  • Jessica Donze Black Director, Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, Pew Charitable Trusts


  • How pizza can be nutritious for teens

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