The Nourished Child Episodes

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The Nourished Child is a podcast about child nutrition, feeding kids, and dealing with the inevitable ups and downs of raising a healthy child. Got a picky eater? A young athlete? Or just want to raise a healthy eater? No matter the age, nourishing today’s child can be complicated and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Join Jill Castle, a registered dietitian, childhood nutrition expert, author and mom of four as she teaches, debunks and confronts every angle of food, feeding, and growing a healthy child, inside and out. Balanced food, effective feeding strategies, and advice from the experts. Let the Nourished Child podcast guide you along the way to a happy, healthy, nourished child.

Recent Episodes

TNC 027: 7 Tips for Helping the Thin Child Grow

The thin child can cause great worry to his parents. Sometimes, parents use ineffective strategies to get their child to gain weight and grow, including negative feeding practices, in an attempt to get them to gain weight. From toddlers to...

TNC 026: How to Raise a Mindful Eater

Do you ever wonder if you’re raising a mindful eater? One who pays attention to the food she eats (rather than shoveling it in), who enjoys the experience of eating, and who knows when to eat and when to stop?Kids...

TNC 025: Young Athletes: Dieting & Supplements

All too often we are told what the young athlete diet should be, but finding that perfect balance to support growth, athletic performance, and a healthy weight can be a difficult task, especially when dieting and supplements enter the picture.In...

TNC 024: Childhood Food Insecurity and Affordable Food

Did you know that 1 in 5 children classify as food insecure in the United States?Childhood food insecurity has far-reaching effects on the growth, development and academic potential of the young child. Food assistance programs and affordable food are critical to...

TNC 023: 12 Reasons Kids Won’t Eat

If your child won't eat, this show is for you!One of the most frustrating things for a parent is the child who won’t eat. We hear a lot about overeating, but what about when your child won't eat enough or...

TNC 022: Artificial Food Dyes & The Influence on Children

The idea of food affecting behavior and attention has been around for decades. Certain foods help our children learn, focus and behave in a world full of distraction while others, such as artificial food dyes, seem to hinder these skills.Foods...

TNC 021: Family Nutrition Goals, 2017

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...

TNC 020: Teen Talk: Helping Daughters Communicate

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.Communication is a life skill, yet modes...

TNC 019: Better Breakfast Recipes for Busy Kids

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,...

TNC 018: Healthy Bone Growth in Kids

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?How...

TNC 016 Your Child’s Healthy Relationship with Food

One of the burning questions I am hearing routinely from parents is this: How can I help my child develop a healthy relationship with food?Certainly, good eating habits, as well as general food habits, are some key signs of a...

TNC 015: First Food is Fundamental

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.,...

TNC 014: The Real Mom Nutrition Perspective on Snacking

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...

TNC 013: Beat the Short-Order Cook Syndrome

Could you be suffering from the Short-Order Cook Syndrome? 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...

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