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How to Talk to Your Kids About Weight & Health: A Parent’s Guide

September 2023

Author:

Alexandria Delozier, PHD

Coauthors:

Stefanie Kain, B.S. M.Ed

Jennifer Anderson, MSPH, RDN

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About Kids Eat in Color

Created by experts, Kids Eat in Color is the leading resource for families seeking evidence-based information and strategies on child nutrition and feeding.

Author:

Alexandria Delozier, PHD

Coauthors:

Stefanie Kain, B.S. M.Ed

Jennifer Anderson, MSPH, RDN

about us

About Kids Eat in Color

Created by experts, Kids Eat in Color is the leading resource for families seeking evidence-based information and strategies on child nutrition and feeding.

Alexandria Delozier, PHD

Alexandria Delozier, PHD

Alli Delozier is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about supporting the emotional and physical wellbeing of children, adolescents, and their parents through evidenced based psychological and behavioral therapies. She specializes in pediatric psychology, body positive parenting, and adolescent/young adult health. Dr. Delozier has worked in a variety of settings, including academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, community-based mental health, child advocacy centers, tribal healthcare (IHS), and most recently virtual therapy and coaching through her private practice, Delozier Psychological Services & Consultation. She is passionate about working directly with parents to help support them in empowering their families to reach their emotional and physical health goals through a non-diet, body positive framework and training providers and institutions on how to integrate inclusive practices in healthcare settings. Dr. Delozier’s academic background includes completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University and her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she focused on establishing inclusive healthcare services for underserved populations. In addition to her private practice, she is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at an academic medical center. She spends her time working directly with clients, training students, educating providers and the community, and contributing to scientific research. Dr. Delozier is also a mom of young children. She lives on a small farm with her family and enjoys spending time with her kids outdoors, cooking, and experimenting with (picky eater friendly) recipes.

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