Why Second Breakfast Nutrition?
At Second Breakfast Nutrition, we believe that embodiment is at the root of a peaceful and nourishing relationship with food.
Our practice is fully grounded in the Health at Every Size® model, meaning we reject the belief that a smaller body is inherently a healthier or more valuable body. Instead, our team at SBN embraces the understanding that all bodies are worthy of respectful and evidence based care, no matter their size. In addition to providing sound nutrition education to our clients, we also help them “unlearn” the harmful beliefs and messages they have internalized from a culture obsessed with dieting and intolerant of body diversity.
We believe that nutrition is political, and that discrimination and oppression underlie many barriers to a peaceful relationship with food and body. We have a deep commitment to serving people of all sizes, ability, gender, and color with respectful care that honors their identities and lived experience.
“Second Breakfast Nutrition” is a reference to JRR Tolkien’s Hobbits – mythical creatures who can teach us a thing or two about how to slow down and enjoy the small pleasures in life. Hobbits love to eat second breakfast when they can get it, and we believe this is a great metaphor for our nutrition philosophy. We encourage pleasure, attunement, mindfulness, permission and self-compassion in the eating experience.