Join Dr. Deborah MacNamara for a discussion of her new book, Nourished, which shines a light on the relationship between food and developmental attachment. Dr. MacNamara will be joined in conversation with Maria LeRose.
Nothing could be more basic than food. However, food is only one part of the concept of nourishment, but it has consumed our focus and eclipsed something far more critical for thriving —connection. We have lost sight of the fact that feeding our families is about human relationship and emotional well-being. Informed by attachment science, developmental psychology, neuroscience, and research on human emotion, Nourished reframes our approach to providing for our kids and helps us hit the reset button on our relationship with food.
As parents we need our kids to be receptive to what we offer but the road to the stomach must go through the heart. As relational and emotional creatures, our deepest hunger is one that food by itself cannot fill. Based on developmental and relational science, qualitative research with families, counselling parents, and her own experience as a mother, in Nourished, MacNamara combines storytelling with science and puts food in its rightful place.