About the Podcast:

America's Pediatric Nutrition Expert Jill Castle shares how parents can feel secure in an insecure world. Her words, tips, and wisdom boost a parent’s confidence to feed their children with foods that might surprise you. She gives her input on how to nourish children on a tight food budget and talks about raising healthy children inside and out!



Jill Castle



Supplemental Material:

Clancy joined Jill Castle’s podcast, The Nourished Child Podcast. Listen to their conversation in the episode at this link.

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Her #1 tip to improve access to healthy food:

Value children for how they are, what they do, how they feel and not what they look like.

About Jill Castle: 

Jill is an award-winning childhood nutrition expert, author, public speaker and pediatric nutrition consultant. She is known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, making parents and professionals think differently about feeding kids. Whether it’s babies or teens, toddlers or tweens, Jill takes a unique, “whole-child” approach to childhood nutrition, showcasing food and nutrients, positive feeding and childhood development as the cornerstones of raising a healthy child.
She is the author and co-author of “Eat Like a Champion” and “Fearless Feeding,” respectively. She pens The Nourished Child website and resources and is the voice behind The Nourished Child podcast. A sought-after speaker and media contributor, Jill has been TEDx speaker and shared her expertise with professional and lay audiences alike, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, WIC, university groups and a range of other nutrition, medical, government and parent audiences. She serves on the board of advisors for Parents magazine and several child nutrition companies.

Formerly a clinical dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital and what’s now Boston Children’s Hospital (formerly Children’s Hospital Boston), Jill currently works with families in private practice and through her online programs. She aims to shape the future of childhood nutrition through educating parents, health care professionals and industry leaders. Jill lives in Connecticut with her husband, four children and two dogs.

Discussion Takeaways:

  • Any child can be well nourished as long as parents trust the journey and feel joy around feeding their children.
  • Conflict over food can be jarring and unsettling. It is important to project confidence no matter what we are feeding our children.
  • When feeding, strike a balance to nourish your child.
  • There shouldn’t be shame in feeding your children food you can afford
  • What is considered “healthy” is in the eyes of the beholder. What “healthy” means to me might be different to you.

  • When we look at food from a nutrient perspective, we lose sight of the outer shell where the nutrients shows up in.
  • Value children for how they are, what they do, how they feel and not what they look like.
  • Your body can be a normal weight, but you can be starving for nutrients on the inside.

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