The Appetite Episode 93: Guided Meal Support: How to Eat While Sheltering-in-Place


How has the global pandemic impacted your relationship to food? As restaurants close, grocery shelves are emptied, and anxiety levels go up, you deserve compassion when it comes to the way your body is responding to this global pandemic. For those struggling with disordered eating or eating disorder recovery, we’re here to help with guided meal support. Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD—Opal: Food + Body Wisdom’s Co-Founder and Nutrition Director—sits down with host Carter Umhau, LMHC to walk listeners through the fundamentals of full permission of food and attuned eating in action! She’ll talk through the stages of selecting food to eat, setting the stage for eating, attuning to hunger and fullness cues, and how to move on from food after you’re done with a meal! If you’re ready for some food, grab a plate and start listening! This episode can be a companion to your mealtime or an inspiration for later to eat with structure, mindfulness, and pleasure in mind. 




Marc David’s eater’s agreement:

Ellyn Satter’s “How to Eat” Resources:
covid19eatingsupport on Instagram: offering live meal support every hour, every day

Connect with Opal:


Instagram: @opalfoodandbody



Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: