The Nourished Child show

The Nourished Child

Summary: 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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  • Artist: Jill Castle | Parents On Demand Network
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 TNC 085: Training for the Olympics and for Life with Gevvie Stone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:54

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:

 TNC 084: The Emotionally Healthy Child with Maureen Healy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:15

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:

 TNC 083: PREP: The Essential College Cookbook with Katie Morford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:40

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:

 TNC 082: Are Protein Supplements Good for Young Athletes? With Stuart Phillips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:23

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:

 TNC 081: Whole Foods vs. Supplements: Which Is Best? With Stephan van Vliet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:42

Discover the benefits and drawbacks of protein and nutritional supplements, especially when dealing with young athletes. With information about how to balance a whole food diet and building muscle and athletic performance, this episode has all the tools you'll need to make informed decisions around your child's food intake. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 080: Why Kids Need a High Protein Breakfast with Heather Leidy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:12

Heather and I talk about her research into the effects of protein on children and teens, how protein triggers satiety responses in the digestive tract, and ways to incorporate more protein into your family's diet. We share some high protein breakfast recipes and also discuss the potential pitfalls of too much protein for little ones. And we also chat about how best to get protein if you or your child is vegan or vegetarian. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 079: What Causes Constipation? (& Constipation Relief Tips) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:55

In this episode, I'm talking about the causes of constipation in children, what you can do about it, and what constitutes a normal bowel movement. I also discuss signs of constipation to watch for and why diet is often the most important factor in causing constipation. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 078: Brain Development in Early Childhood with Dr. Bob Murray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:10

Dr. Murray and I talk about how a baby's brain develops in their first months of life, why parents often focus on individual nutrients rather than the whole nutrition package, and what you should keep in mind when creating your baby's meals. We also discuss feeding approaches and societal feeding trends we think parents should be wary of. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 077: How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder with Wendy Sterling and Casey Crosbie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:27

I'm joined by two fantastic experts in this episode, Wendy Sterling and Casey Crosbie, to talk about eating disorders in children, their family-centered treatment program for EDs, and their Plate-by-Plate approach for nourishing a child through an eating disorder. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 076: 10 Things I’ve Learned from Nourishing Four Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:49

In this episode, I share the top ten lessons I've learned about feeding from being a mom to four very different kids. I talk about the impact of personality and temperament on your kids' eating habits, and some of the techniques I used to keep my cool when I was feeding four children. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 075: Healthy Snacks for Toddlers with Stephanie Ferrari, MS, RDN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:40

Stephanie and I talk about some of the biggest challenges parents and toddlers face when it comes to snacking. We discuss why toddlers often snack so much, how to put together a healthy snack, and why you shouldn't simply rely on a single brand of snacks and treats for your little ones.  Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 074: Best Wishes for Health and Wellness, 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:16

Happy New Year! I'm so happy to have you as part of the Nourished Child community, whether this is your first time listening or your seventy-fourth. Instead of giving you the typical New Year advice that centers on diets, exercise plans, and that type of thing, I'm sharing some tips on motivation, mindset, and how to master feeding your child. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 073: Quality Carbs, Fat, & Optimal Weight with Leslie Mattimore and Amanda Rauf | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:35

Leslie, Amanda and I talk about common conditions they see in their patients, what they recommend right away in terms of small dietary and lifestyle changes, and some of the myths about nutrition they see patients struggling with. We discuss some of the challenges children and their families face in staying motivated and changing their habits and share advice for parents who might have a child that's overweight. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 072: Grandparents Feeding Grandchildren with Dina Rose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:13

Dina and I talk about why it's so common for grandparents to feed kids sweets and treats and why parents shouldn't get too worked up about it. We also discuss the importance of talking to kids consistently and openly about their feelings around food and eating. Dina also shares when she thinks it's appropriate for grandparents and parents to have a more serious conversation about feeding. Get full show notes and more information here:

 TNC 071: Healthy Snacks: Satisfy Hunger with 3 Key Nutrients | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:13

In this short and sweet episode, I describe three key nutrients - fiber, protein, and fat - and share how you can build snacks around them that your kids will love. Healthy snacking can help with appetite regulation and boost the number of nutrients your child gets over the course of the day. Get full show notes and more information here:


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