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The Nourished Child

Expert advice on child nutrition, feeding kids, and dealing with the ups and downs of raising healthy eaters. Dealing with picky eating? A young athlete? Overeating, unhealthy habits, or a desire to focus on healthy eating? No matter the age, nutrition for kids can be complicated and (sometimes) frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Join me, Jill Castle, registered dietitian, pediatric nutritionist, author, and mom of four, as I dish on food and nutrition, feeding strategies, and health tips so you raise a healthy child, inside and out. Let the Nourished Child guide you along the way to a happy, healthy, well-fed child.
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Welcome to The Nourished Child podcast, a show about childhood nutrition, feeding kids, and dealing with the ups and downs of raising healthy ones, inside and out.

Mar 26, 2020

GENYOUth CEO, Alexis Glick, talks about child food insecurity, coronavirus, and the partnership of the public and private sectors to help children achieve their greatest potential.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/106

Mar 12, 2020

Pediatric dietitian Rashelle Berry of The Marcus Center for Autism chats about selective eating, autism and the important role nutrition plays in autism.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/105

Feb 27, 2020

I’m chatting about the history of baby food, what’s important to know and think about as you begin the food for baby journey, and some guidance about your options, whether it’s spoon-feeding or baby-led weaning. 

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/104

Feb 13, 2020

Maryann Jacobsen discusses the risk of body dissatisfaction in girls as they move through puberty, offering guidance from her book, My Body’s Superpower: The Girl’s Guide to Growing Up Healthy During Puberty.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/103

Jan 30, 2020

Let’s dive into children’s growth: The growth spurt, growth charts, the role of growth hormone and how these relate with puberty, sleep and weight.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/102

Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Harris helps us understand toddler milk, transition formulas and toddler snacks, sharing her research and insight on food marketing to young children.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/101

Jan 2, 2020

Join me on the podcast this week and discover how to instill healthy habits in your family from a young age by becoming a good food parent. I’m sharing 10 tips that cover every aspect of food parenting, how to encourage our kids, what parenting methods to avoid, and how to display the behavior you want to see from your children at mealtimes.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/100

Dec 19, 2019

Chrissy Carroll and I debunk common sports nutrition myths for young athletes and set the record straight using common sense and evidence.  

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/099

Dec 5, 2019

Bettina Siegel chats about her new book, Kid Food, and outlines the (many) obstacles parents face when it comes to raising healthy kids as well as the opportunities for making a better food world for kids.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/098

Nov 21, 2019

Learn the basics of parent effectiveness training so that you can become a respectful parent and raise children who trust you (and whom you trust).

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/097

Nov 7, 2019

Books are a great gateway to learning about nutrition in a non-pressurized way. I’m reviewing several books and interviewing Shanon Morris, children’s book author.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/096

Oct 24, 2019

Dr. Laura Jana discusses toddler brain development, what to expect with toddler behavior and how best to support the brain and body growth of the toddler.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/095

Oct 10, 2019

Rebecca Scritchfield joins me for an in-depth conversation about her book, Body Kindness, and how we can apply this concept to our growing children.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/094

Sep 26, 2019

Join Bet Howrigan, dairy farmer, mom and teacher, as she talks about the demanding and busy life of a dairy farmer and school teacher. Learn what happens on a dairy farm and how to bring Fuel Up to Play 60 and other wellness programs into your school.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/093

Sep 12, 2019

As parents, we all struggle with balancing the needs of our children, our time constraints, and budgets. By now, you've probably heard how important it is to have time as a family over mealtimes. In fact, coordinating meals together can set your children up for a lifetime of dietary success. 

Author, blogger, and Food Network personality Catherine McCord joins me to talk about finding time for family dinnertime and raising healthy children.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/092

Aug 29, 2019

On today’s show, I want to share some wisdom about overcoming barriers to healthy eating. Making time, learning new recipes, and other strategies can be crucial for reaching our familial goals while cooking efficiently and budget-friendly. As we talk about the 5 main barriers to healthy eating, we can learn to accommodate all the different wants and needs of our families.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/091

Aug 15, 2019

On today’s show, I’m talking to Catherine Pearlman, a clinical social worker and author of a wonderful book, Ignore It! We talk about how children view rewards (both positive and negative, material and non-material) and the structures behind habit formation. By ignoring the ways children test the boundaries of what is allowed or will be rewarded, you can see remarkable positive behavior shifts in your kids.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/090

Aug 1, 2019

On today’s show, we are talking with Lisa Leake, a mother, blogger, and author who has a new cookbook about eating healthier on a budget. She has been feeding her family on a more health-conscious and budget-friendly diet and it has made a massive difference for their lives. She is on the podcast to share some of her strategies for motivating your family to eat less processed foods while not breaking the bank.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/089

Jul 18, 2019

On this week’s podcast, I have occupational therapist Alisha Grogan of Your Kids Table to talk about sensory processing issues with special focus on how it impacts childhood eating. We discuss how you can identify and work with your child’s sensory issues so you can encourage healthier and more consistent eating.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/088

Jul 4, 2019

On today’s show, I want to talk about why it is so important to break free of food ruts and repetitive meals so you can be more involved and interested in what you’re eating. I have some easy tips to share so you can rotate in new foods and make eating a more positive part of your family’s routine.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/087

Jun 20, 2019

Raising a child is filled with all sorts of conflicting emotions - yours and theirs. On this week’s show, I have Melanie Smith, the Training Director of the Renfrew Center specializing in eating disorders, to discuss the importance of teaching emotional regulation in children and how it relates to food.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/086

Jun 6, 2019

On today’s show, I’m talking with Olympic silver-medalist Gevvie Stone about her own journey as both a rower and as a medical doctor. Join in on our conversation about goal setting and finding ways to balance the chaos of training for the Olympics and life. Gevvie has wonderful insights into the world of competitive sport and has some great advice for young athletes.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/085

May 23, 2019

Tune in to our conversation as we discuss the challenges and tools available for parents to raise healthy children in this day and age. Maureen has wonderful insights for curious parents into the world of child development and how to help your child become emotionally mature, confident and aware.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/084

May 9, 2019

Listen in as Katie and I discuss how cooking aides socializing, and the disadvantages of not preparing your kids for taking the leap to cook for themselves. She even has some advice for parents who worry that they’ve missed the boat and neglected exposing their teens to cooking. If you have someone in your family going off to college, this episode is a great insight into the next step.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/083

Apr 25, 2019

Join Dr. Stuart Phillips and I on the podcast this week as we discuss the convenience of using protein supplements, what the role of a protein supplement should be, how safe they are, how much you should be using, and which athletes will benefit from using protein supplements the most. If you’ve been going along with the advice that all protein supplements are bad, this podcast will set the record straight.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/082

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