What Does "Almond Mom" Mean?

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#AlmondMom is a parent who promotes harmful messages about food, diet, and body image to their children1. The term gained popularity from a viral clip on TikTok, featuring Yolanda Hadid advising her daughter to eat almonds as a means to lose weight​​2. "Almond mom" has since evolved into a broader term to call out and critique the dangers of diet culture and disordered eating behaviors​​3. It underscores the impact that parents can have on their children's perceptions of food and self-image through their attitudes and comments about diet and body weight4​​. The term not only highlights a specific instance, but also a general behavior pattern among parents that may contribute to unhealthy views on food and body image in their children​​.

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"Almond mom" went viral on TikTok.

Summary of Key Points

"Parent Who Promotes Harmful Messages About Food, and Body Image to Their Children" is the most common definition for Almond Mom, especially on TikTok, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Definition:Parent Who Promotes Harmful Messages About Food, Diet, and Body Image to Their Children
Guessability:guessability level 3

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An Academic Look at Almond Mom

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"Almond mom" can be considered a "neologism." A neologism is a newly coined word or phrase that has recently come into use or has been created to describe a new concept, idea, or phenomenon. Neologisms can be created in any language and can take different forms, such as:

  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., mood, sick).
  • A completely new word (e.g., fomo, emoji).
  • A new combination of existing words, or words with prefixes or suffixes (e.g., cloutrage, digital detox).
Neologisms are often the result of changes in technology, culture, or social norms, and they can be found in fields such as science, technology, politics, and popular culture. Some neologisms become widely used and enter mainstream vocabulary, while others remain obscure or limited to specific communities or contexts.

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