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TNC 086: The Science of Emotions and Eating with Melanie Smith

Raising a child is filled with all sorts of conflicting emotions - yours and theirs. On this week’s show, I have Melanie Smith, the Training Director of the Renfrew Center specializing in eating disorders, to discuss the importance of teaching emotional regulation in children and how it relates to food. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 085: Training for the Olympics and for Life with Gevvie Stone

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Leslie and Amanda share their 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

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 (e.g. if grandparents are frequent, rather than occasional, caretakers) and why sharing treats can...


TNC 071: Healthy Snacks: Satisfy Hunger with 3 Key Nutrients

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:


TNC 070: How to Feed Children of Divorce

In this week's episode, I'm joined by Dr. Nancy Buck, a developmental psychologist, educator, and mother of twin boys to talk about how separated parents can support their kids' nutritional needs without worrying about too many things outside of their control. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 069: Family Table Drama: Disarm Your Unhappy Eater

It can be hard to come up with the perfect response to a picky, complaining, or extra-hungry eater on the spot. What do you say when a child is complaining about what you’ve made? Or the opposite — if they’re trying to snatch up their favorite food before everyone gets a taste? On this week’s episode, I’m sharing my three favorite go-to responses that can help calm your picky eater, your complainer, and your food-snatcher. Get full show notes and more information here:...


TNC 068: Differently Wired with Debbie Reber

My guest on this episode is Debbie Reber, an accomplished author, podcaster, and mother of a differently-wired son. Debbie has always been one to create what she can’t find out in the world, whether that be books for teenage girls or her more recent venture: a community for parents raising children with neuro-differences. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation about how raising a child with a neuro-difference affected Debbie’s perspective on education, nutrition, and parenting. Get full...


TNC 067: Let’s Get Real! Are Team Snacks Fuel or Just for Fun? With Karla Reisch

Is your child involved in sports? If so, you know that sometimes the opinions of parents and coaches differ about how to fuel the athletes. My guest today is my dear friend Karla Reisch – a woman with three boys who all play soccer and ski avidly. Join us on the podcast this week as we discuss how the snacking landscape has changed over the years, how we should be fueling our athletes, and whether our kids are actually interested in snacking or not. Get full show notes and more information...