In today’s interview with Amy Carlson, MS, RD, LD, Amy and Heather talk about the ways that “Purity Culture” a movement in the church through the 1990s, has paved the way for Diet Culture in the church. The duo explores the language we use around our food choices like “being good” or “being bad,” how we admire those who can “abstain” from eating, and how we’ve put a lot of weight and value on our food choices to give us standing, worth, or value. Amy and Heather explore the good, bad, and ugly from purity culture and relate it to the ways we think about thinness, food, and the ways we eat today. This deep dive into what’s underneath both of these movements and what’s missing from both–(hint: it’s Jesus!) will inspire and encourage you in your relationship with food and your body.

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diet culture and purity culture connections with Amy Carlson Christian Dietitian