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Today Dr. Elana interviews Jill Castle, one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. We explore the “love with limits” approach to feeding kids and discuss the most common feeding mistakes that often undermine success in raising healthy eaters. Jill shares an important and encouraging perspective about raising healthy eaters that all parents need to hear. 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Jill’s personal feeding philosophy as a mom of 4
  • How modeling a healthy lifestyle impacts your kids
  • Classic “mistakes” in feeding children
  • Specific tips for parents of picky eaters and children with sensory processing disorder
  • Jill’s tips for a meal and snack schedule
  • Tips for how to have conversations with other adults who are feeding your children

This episode's guest

Jill Castle is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill inspires audiences to think differently about feeding kids. From babies to teens, Jill takes a unique, “whole-child” approach to showcase food, feeding and childhood development as the secret ingredients to raising a healthy child.

A sought-after speaker, adviser, and media contributor, Jill has inspired TEDx, American Academy of Pediatrics and nutrition, medical, government and parent audiences. Jill is on the Board of Advisers of Parents Magazine and is a scientific adviser to a handful of privately held child nutrition companies. She’s been featured on One Bad Mother as well as several other notable podcasts.

Jill is the author of Try New Food, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Starting Solids, Eat Like a Champion and co-author of Fearless Feeding. She pens The Nourished Child blog, interviews experts on her podcast of the same name, and regularly contributes to US News & World Report’s For Parents blog. She is the creator of several parent nutrition programs and has appeared in The New York Times, WebMD, Fast Company, USA Today, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, NBC-CT, and Parents Magazine.