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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.

Dec 22, 2016

It’s the end of the year. Do you set family nutrition goals or are you of the resolution mind-set? I, myself, am of the goal mind-set. I believe you have to look back in order to look forward. How you move forward may differ from person to person. In this episode, I cover the gifts and gaffes of 2016 for me, and talk about the virtues of goal setting for the coming year.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/021

Dec 15, 2016

Teen talk –a tricky topic when it comes to raising good communicators. Why? Communication can shut down, become dysfunctional, or send unintended messages, especially in the teen years and with the job of parenting. In this episode, I speak with Nicole Burgess, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and creator of the Launching Your Daughter Podcast, about raising daughters who are strong, assertive and good communicators.

 

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/020

Dec 8, 2016

What if you could make a better breakfast with breakfast recipes that are super fast and nutritious, delicious and a home run every time? Today’s guest has just the book you need! Katie Morford, author of Rise and Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings, has a cookbook focused on fast and fabulous breakfast recipes your child will love.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/019

Dec 1, 2016

At a time when rates of osteoporosis are climbing and the consumption of calcium and vitamin D are suboptimal, the question of bone growth in children is a natural one. How do we ensure children are developing healthy bones during childhood? In this episode, I dig into this questions and more in my interview with Dr. Taylor Wallace.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/018

Nov 17, 2016

Need some new and creative lunch ideas? How about a lunch box packing app you can’t refuse and the story of a mom’s entrepreneurial journey? Meet Gillian Fein, my guest in this episode of The Nourished Child podcast, and the creator of LaLa Lunchbox and LaLa Breakfast, the meal planning apps that make raising the next generation of healthy eaters possible!

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/017

Nov 10, 2016

Certainly, good eating habits, as well as general food habits, are some key signs of a healthy relationship, but there’s more to the story. What about body image? What about the influence of media and well-intentioned healthcare providers? I dig into all these questions and more in this with Julie Duffy Dillon. She is the creator of the Love, Food podcast, a registered dietitian, licensed therapist, and mom. 

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/016

Nov 3, 2016

First food for baby and toddler is fundamental for your child’s future health. Yes, what your child eats early on can lay the foundation of food preferences, healthy eating and more. In this episode, I interview Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., a nationally recognized nutrition consultant, speaker, journalist and author of The Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Fresh Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/015

Oct 27, 2016

Snacking outside of the home can wreak havoc on your child’s healthy diet. In this episode, I talk with Sally Kuzemchak, the dietitian and blogger behind Real Mom Nutrition, about keeping it real and keeping a perspective on feeding kids, especially when it comes to snacking. Whether you’re worried about the sports fields, school or camp—you name it, Sally dishes out advice and highlights her new book, The Snacktivist’s Handbook.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/014

Oct 20, 2016

Do you make more than one meal at night to accommodate the varying preferences of your family? A back-up meal (or an alternate dish) whenever your child won’t eat, or refuses to eat what’s on your table? If this sounds like you, you may have fallen into the Short-Order Cook Syndrome. Listen in for tips and strategies to beat it without losing your time, patience and sanity.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/013

Oct 13, 2016

Sweet temptations lurk everywhere—parents don’t stand a chance at striking a sugar balance with kids unless they have some strategies and boundaries in place. And, no, eliminating all sweets doesn’t work. But, I’m going to share with you what does work. Learn about the sugar balance for kids and how to strike it, along with some simple strategies to maintain sweets in the diet without wrecking it.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/012

Oct 6, 2016

As your little one starts to branch out in the world, you may find yourself packing lunches. Of course, creating healthy lunch boxes for little ones is the overall goal, as these help transition your child to a bigger food world, while supporting the healthy eating foundation you’ve set up at home. I have just the right person to help—registered dietitian and lunch packing pro Holley Grainger–who is on the show talking about healthy lunch boxes for little ones.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/011

Sep 29, 2016

Kids may experience difficulties during their childhood and need extra support to work through challenges such as picky eating, behavioral challenges, and even an eating disorder. Play therapy helps the child navigate and communicate their emotions, no matter how challenging. In this episode, I interview Jackie Flynn, registered play therapist, about the ins and outs of play therapy and how play therapy helps the child.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/010

Sep 22, 2016

Young athlete snacks are an important ingredient in athletic success. Yet, the snacking culture on and off the fields threaten the health and athletic endeavors of many young athletes. What should you feed your young athlete before he heads to practice? Which nutrients are critical and what foods are best to eat? Learn about the nutrients and food combinations that will take your athlete’s performance up a notch.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/009

Sep 15, 2016

In our society today, the value system leans toward being fit and trim–for health and appearance. If your child carries extra weight he or she may be subjected to weight teasing, weight talk, and feel pressure to lose weight. Today I explore the some of the current ways of handling children and their weight, with attention to prevention, treatment and weight acceptance, highlighting the pitfalls and possibilities. 

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/008

Sep 8, 2016

School food should be your ally, not your enemy! Learn what it takes to help your child eat healthy school lunch, and let school lunch, parties, and the concession stand work for you and your child.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/007

Aug 31, 2016

Stay calm and carry on…or so they say. Easier said than done when it comes to the picky eater. Does it really matter how you behave around the picky eater? Yes, it does. Today, I talk about how you can gain a fresh picky eating perspective and stay calm and collected using my sanity-saving picky eating secrets.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/006

Aug 26, 2016

Food choices in the first 2 years of life help to establish the future health and intellect of your child. Why? The top baby nutrients have a critical role in overall growth, development and brain growth. Yes, what you feed your child–breast milk, formula and solid foods–impact your child’s growth, health and future intellect. In this show, I cover the top baby nutrients you need to know and watch in the first two years of life.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/005

Aug 21, 2016

You know I’m not all about food as the answer to healthy eating for kids, but I am about making it easier for you, and for your child to eat healthier, no matter how you define that. Upgrading your child’s food helps you get your nutritious food system in place. With a functional and nutritious food system supporting your child’s health, you’ve automatically made it easier on you, and your child, to learn about nutritious food, and eat it, without issue.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/004

Aug 18, 2016

The feeding style you use every day really matters. Maybe you don’t know what a feeding style is, or perhaps you’re not sure what your tendencies are…you are in the right place today, because I am defining it all in this show. This episode takes you through the feeding styles and their associated feeding practices, such as rewarding, restricting and pressuring. You’ll also get information about the most effective feeding style and how to modify your approach to be more in line with it.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/003

Aug 14, 2016

We live in a world where food is everywhere…from online recipes and cooking shows to the ever-present food options everywhere your child goes (school, doctor, church, sporting events)….it’s hard to figure out the right nutrition and food balance you should strike for your child. Today, I’m talking about the food balance you can strike for a happy, healthy and nourished child.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/002

Aug 12, 2016

Welcome to the very first episode of The Nourished Child podcast, a show about childhood nutrition, feeding kids, and dealing with the ups and downs (challenges!) of raising a healthy child in today’s world. From picky eating to overeating, athletes to couch potatoes, and the developmental changes through the (sometimes long) 18 years of childhood, The Nourished Child is ready to tackle the topics that will help you succeed in raising a healthy child, inside and out.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jillcastle.com/001

Aug 11, 2016

From picky eating to overeating, athletes to couch potatoes, and the developmental changes through the (sometimes long) 18 years of childhood, The Nourished Child with Jill Castle RDN is ready to tackle the topics that will help you succeed in raising a healthy child, inside and out.

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