A series of conversations about all things nutrition-related for parents or caregivers of toddlers, teens and everyone in between.
Donut Friday is a bi-weekly podcast about donuts and comedy. Hosted by Minneapolis comedian Elizabeth Ess.
We decided it would be fun & interesting to interview our kids so we sat down with 4 daughters, ranging from age 10-16. We heard about the kind of food & body messages they hear at home, and how these messages differ from what they hear among friends, and generally in the world. Some key takeaways: There is no "good" food or "bad" food, food is jus…
Anna Mackay & Anna Lutz chat with U.K. based personal trainer and PhD researcher Jake Gifford about his research and his transition from being a weight-normative personal trainer (emphasis on weight & weight loss) to a weight-inclusive personal trainer (emphasis on the many variables that influence health, other than weight). We also discuss: The m…
Elizabeth Davenport and Anna Mackay sit down with Sarah Ganginis, a non-diet dietitian who takes a weight-inclusive approach to nutrition and health. In addition to seeing adults and children in her private practice, Sarah has dedicated much of her time advocating for change in the school nutrition and health curriculums in the state of Maryland. W…
This week we sat down with author, school consultant, speaker, and educator Ana Homayoun to talk about social media wellness. We chat about Ana's latest book Social Media Wellness and her framework for how families can approach social media in their lives. Ana has many years of experience working directly with teens and has seen how social media ha…
An interview with journalist and registered dietitian-to-be, Christine Byrne. She writes about food, nutrition and physical activity with an anti-diet, Health At Every Size®, body positive, Intuitive Eating perspective. We touch on lots of topics including: Her path from line cook in a restaurant to a graduate student in the Masters of Public Healt…
Anna, Elizabeth & Anna have a loose chat about pantries, cooking and meal planning, with lots of laughs thrown in. We talk about all sorts of kitchen & food-related things, including: Why meal planning doesn’t have to be rigid and grounded in diet culture How Covid-19 has affected our meal planning & cooking Pantry items we keep on-hand Our go-to m…
Anna Lutz and Anna Mackay sit down with Katherine Zavodni to talk about: Typical weight gain and body composition changes during puberty The age ranges of typical development How parents can talk to children in a positive way about body changes How diet culture affects how parents and children's think about and talk about puberty Links and Resource…
In the final episode of our 5-part series on raising competent eaters we talk about: The myth that eating sugary food causes hyperactivity (aka a sugar rush) What’s up with pre-teen weight gain The negative influence of social media “fitspo” (#fitspo or #fitspiration) accounts Navigating a kid wanting to become a vegetarian or a vegan Links: Why it…
In the fourth episode of our 5-part series on raising competent eaters we talk about: Fueling young athletes, from beginner to elite Fostering a healthy relationship with movement Importance of adequacy and consistency Sports coaches handing out nutrition advice - is it appropriate? How rigid meal planning can backfire Red flags to watch out for in…
In the third episode of our 5-part series on raising competent eaters we talk about: How negative body talk impacts children Strategies to neutralize negative body talk Body hate vs. body acceptance vs. body positivity How parents can manage potentially harmful body talk in pediatric visits or nurses offices Growth charts, BMI & why its not helpful…
In the second episode of our 5-part series on raising competent eaters we talk about: Raising a competent eater vs. an intuitive eater What happens when parents micromanage their child's food The concept of nutritional ‘scaffolding’ Red flags to look out for, particularly for pre-teens & teens Problematic terminology such as “healthy food vs. junk”…
In the first episode of our 5-part series on raising competent eaters we talk about the ways in which our food environment growing up affects the way we feed our children; diet culture and how it influences the way we eat and feed our families; Ellyn Satter’s ‘Division of Responsibility’; what happens when we pressure children to eat certain foods …
Introducing the Sunny Side Up Nutrition podcast, a series of informative, but light-hearted conversations about nutrition, movement & body image as they relate to kids (toddler to teen).By Anna Mackay
A chatty makeup-centric episode with guest co-host Cara Hurdelbrink. Interview with Andrew Cahak, a non-native Iowan. Warning: Food from Popeye's will be discussed.
It's a new season of Donut Friday! Jen Paulson makes her valiant return to the podcast and we revisit Yo-Yo Donuts. Topics of discussion include the recent month of Marx Brothers films at Trylon Microcinema and the range of telepathic services available on Fiverr.
Elizabeth Ess hosts with Dan Juola; donuts from Puffy Cream Donuts Plus in Eagan, Minnesota. A wrap-up of news, politics, music, and Halloweening from 2015. Also, a ranking of chain sandwich shops.
Donut Friday returns for a third season. Donuts from Sss-dude Nutz in Dinkytown (Minneapolis, MN). With hosts Elizabeth Ess and Chad Juettner. Interview with beauty blogger Hayley Doyle of Painted Vanity.
We visit Cafe Donuts in Champlin, Minnesota. Interview with Carly McMenoman and co-host Dan Juola.
Donut Friday re-visits Yo-Yo Donuts in Minnetonka. With guest co-host Chad Juettner and interview with Micah Walsh.
Elizabeth Ess and Dan Juola are joined by guest Tom Chillstrom, who answers previous guests' claims that he is an unattractive man. Featuring donuts from Mel-O-Glaze Bakery in South Minneapolis.
This week Elizabeth is joined by guest co-host Zidane to eat donuts from Denny's 5th Avenue Bakery in Bloomington, MN. Interview with Wayne Burfeind.
This week host Elizabeth Ess and guest co-host Dan Juola visit Hans' Bakery in Anoka, MN. Interview with Misha Estrin.
We visit A Baker's Wife in South Minneapolis. Elizabeth talks about her magical donut journey in Wisconsin. With Chad Juettner as guest co-host and an interview with Senthil Rajasekharan.
Elizabeth Ess is joined by Dan Juola to eat donuts from Heights Bakery in Columbia Heights. Interview with Josh Florhaug.
Donut Friday visits Bogart's Doughnut Co. for the most toothsome fare in the show's history. Emily Johnson guest co-hosts; interview with Mike Linden.
Elizabeth Ess hosts with guest co-host Roger Schultz. Interview with Ron Lamprecht.
Donut Friday returns for a second season with Elizabeth Ess and guest co-host Chad Juettner. Interview with Will SpottedBear. Donuts from Kowalski's; cooch talk from Will.
Season 10 Episode 1. Hosted by Elizabeth Ess with guest Andrew Cahak.
First episode of SV-Who? with guest Chris Knutson.
The girls re-visit Yo-Yo Donuts; the mystery of Applebee's is explored; Rana May feels existential angst when she watches King of the Hill.
The girls re-visit Yo-Yo Donuts and discuss Donut Friday's ancient origins; Brandon Reynoso tells clean jokes sometimes, too; Elizabeth fails to understand the very basics of human sexuality.
Elizabeth does an Andy Rooney impression; cro-nuts are tasted; Jen tells jokes at funerals but is still better than Don West.
Cupcakes invade; Gus Lynch talks CONvergence; Elizabeth LARPs out of spite; Dane Cook and Jim Carrey are discussed with great reverence.
A 'best donut ever' is declared; Pat Susmilch can't wait for summer; Elizabeth and Jen discuss 'Maron' and 'Inside Amy Schumer'.
Another visit to Glam Doll Donuts; Alex Wanna is ambivalent about puns; Elizabeth gets misty-eyed about visiting Mitch.
The girls visit Angel Food Bakery; Jenn Schaal and Maggie Faris talk about Good Bad Photoshop; Jen's face almost gets monkey-butt red; Elizabeth talks about Louis C.K.'s Rolling Stone interview.
The girls visit Mojo Monkey Donuts in St. Paul; Josh Florhaug would have saved us from Easter; Elizabeth powers up the Lincoln-o-tron.
Jen and Elizabeth break donut rules; James King hates Cheetos breath; Elizabeth lies to Pauly Shore because she can.
Jen tearfully reviews one-third of a book; Corey Adam waxes philosophic about Iowa; Elizabeth talks about Bill Burr's Madison set.
The girls try donuts from Glam Doll Donuts. Elizabeth goes H.A.M. on the Cleavers; Mark Nusbaum talks about growing up in the 763; Jen wants to bribe John Mulaney.
Elizabeth and Jen visit two bakeries and learn how to get away with murder.