Karen SchachterKaren Schachter is a food and eating expert helping families who want to eat better, feel better, and develop positive relationships to food and their bodies. She loves helping parents who are interested in improving their children’s eating habits without driving themselves – or their children – crazy. Karen received her Masters in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work in 1994 and her nutrition training from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2006. She received additional training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and has practiced psychotherapy with children and adults for over 13 years. She brings her psychotherapy experience, her nutritional training, and her experience as a mother of two young children to her innovative work. Her ability to help clients understand their own eating – and how they feed their children - from a nutritional and psychological mindset allows them to make real, long-term shifts in their eating. As a result, they often experience an improvement in their mood, their energy, and their weight, as well as decreased cravings, a resolution of the diet-binge cycle, improved self-esteem and lowered anxiety and stress levels. Parents report that children are eating better, resulting in improved behavior, mood and attention as well. Best of all, although many people come in initially to change their eating, most leave feeling that their life has improved in many other ways as well.
Hi, my name is Karen Schachter, I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified health and nutrition counselor. I received my Masters in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and I studied Nutrition and Health at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Currently, in my private practice I work with individuals and families by phone and in person, helping them develop positive relationships with food and with their bodies. I also teach healthy eating classes to young children. In this video, well focus on how to get young children excited about taking care of their bodies through healthy eating. There will be several segments. Well focus on meditation, teaching meditation to young children. I will share with you some fun games that you can play with children to get them thinking about foods and vegetables and other healthy foods. I will share with you some of my favorite recipes to use with children. Finally, we will be doing some simple cooking and preparing foods that involve vegetables and fruits and whole grain that children can enjoy.