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Michael Goran and Emily Ventura on What You're Craving



What To Do About Your Kids and Eating Sugar – Actionable Advice on How To Find Balance with Sugarproof’s Dr. Michael Goran and Dr. Emily Ventura

Today’s podcast is so so so important and answers the questions that people have been asking me for YEARS – What do I do about my kids? Today, Dr. Michael Goran and Dr. Emily Ventura, authors of Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar that Are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do, answer these questions with ease, humor and DOABILITY. We all know that sugar is everywhere – and especially in our kids’ foods. Dr. Goran and Dr. Ventura talk us through how to protect kids from the harmful effects of sugar, while also balancing their need to make their own choices, enjoying what we eat, the real-world challenges of making changes, and the truth about fruit juice (one of my most beloved topics). This is a must-listen for anyone who interacts with kids and wants to help make positive change with actionable tips – you know those are both my faves!

Dr. Michael Grogan is a Professor of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and  Co-Director of the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and other Foundations for the past 30 years during which he has raised almost $50m in funding to support this work. He has published over 350 professional peer-reviewed articles and reviews. He is the Editor of the “Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Intervention Approaches” published in 2017, co-editor of “Dietary Sugars and Health” published in late 2014, and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Pediatric Obesity. He has been the recipient of numerous scientific awards for his research and teaching. You can find the full details on Dr Goran’s research on his website at: and you can follow him on Twitter at @michaelgoran

Dr. Emily Ventura is a nutrition educator, public health advocate, writer, and cook. Emily has 10 years of research experience in public health with a focus on dietary strategies for the prevention of obesity, diabetes, and cancer. As an advocate for community health, Emily has worked as a nutrition educator for children and families, managed programs in the greater Los Angeles area, and led public health campaigns for Slow Food International as well as the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. Emily has spent extensive time abroad, including studying food and culture in Ecuador and serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Italy, where she taught Public Health Nutrition at the University of Gastronomic Sciences and conducted research at the University of Verona. 

I’m partnering with Sugarbreak this week on a 7 day No Sugar Challenge. We’re two days in, but you can still participate! Follow along on Instagram @takeasugarbreak to join and get tips and inspiration all week through October 10!

To check out their book Sugarproof, visit!

As you know, I’m obsessed with knowing all about you, so please follow (and DM!) me on Instagram and Facebook and find more on my website. We’re in this together and the journey is going to be so awesome.

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