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TNC 064: Strong & Muscular: Boys Have Eating Disorders, Too with Dr. Barbara Greenberg

“Girls usually want to become smaller and they focus on body parts that they feel are too large. Boys, on the other hand, often describe themselves as feeling too small and they want to become more muscular. In fact, 25% of normal weight males perceive themselves to be underweight and 90% of teen boys exercise with a goal of bulking up.”


TNC 063: Should You Ask Your Child What He Wants to Eat?

“You end up having this negotiation or debate, and in order to keep the peace, you cave-in to your child’s request. You end up catering to those request and you give your child their preferred foods. The more a child gets the foods they want to have, the more they hand on tightly to those foods and the more resistant they can become to trying new foods.”


TNC 062: How to Raise Middle School Girls Who Eat with Katie Hurley

“Instead of building deep and meaningful relationships, which is developmentally what they should be doing at this age range, digging in deeper and building life-long relationships, they’re building negatively charged interactions with other kids based on who’s more perfect and who’s reaching a little higher to get to that perfectionist medal at the end of the race.”


TNC 061: Feeding Rules that Help Kids Eat Better

“In a world where food is plentiful and less than healthy options are at every turn, it can be challenging, if not downright difficult, to keep our kids on track with eating. Sure, I believe that kids can self-regulate their eating given the right environment. I also believe a few feeding rules implemented by their parents can help kids get there faster.”


TNC 060: Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body and Self with Heidi Schauster

Nourishing healthy children goes much further than just feeding them healthily. There is a powerful balance between food, feeding methods, and positive language around eating that contribute to our kid’s wellbeing and development and I have the perfect person on the podcast to speak on this topic - Heidi Schauster.


TNC 059: 5 Nutrition Myths for Young Athletes, Demystified

The world of youth sports is littered with myths and inaccuracies when it comes to how we should be feeding our athletic children. I’m setting the record straight on the podcast this week so you can feed your children in a way that helps them perform to the best of their abilities.


TNC 058: Sad Perfect: A Story of a Girl with ARFID with Stephanie Elliot

“You might miss the idea of your family. You feel like it’s maybe falling apart. Maybe it’s the monster’s fault. Could that monster that lingers in the crevices of your brain have that much power over so many people? He’s pretty powerful.”


TNC 057: Won’t Eat Breakfast, Food Restriction & Picky Eaters

Using the framework that I use in my own practice and accounting for all aspects of your child’s life, I’m providing you with actionable advice that will holistically benefit your little ones. I’ve got some tips regarding breakfast for kids, feeding picky eating athletes, and how to identify whether you are being overly restrictive when it comes to sweets and treats.


TNC 056: Salty Foods: How Much Sodium is Good for Kids? With Melissa Halas Liang of Super Kids Nutrition

Melissa Halas joins me this week to chat about salty foods in our children’s diets. In the USA, kids and teens are eating around 3,300 milligrams of sodium every day, and that’s before seasoning their food themselves! Melissa is here to give us some insight into how to counterbalance sodium intake with other foods and make smart choices.


TNC 055: Let’s Get Real! Feeding Picky Eaters Is Hard with Shira Gluck

This episode, I’m welcoming Shira Gluck; a registered dietician and a mom to help me launch a new segment on the show called Let’s Get Real! I’m showcasing the challenges and successes of real parents regarding nutrition. Hopefully, you will see that you can overcome the difficulties we all face when feeding our children. Shira is here today to specifically talk about feeding picky eaters. As a full-time mom of three selective boys, she used her training as a dietician and managed to make...


TNC 054: How to Help (and Not Hurt) the Heavy Kid

There’s been a lot of discussion in the media lately about childhood obesity – not all of it helpful. Even identifying whether your child is unhealthily heavy is a minefield. There are many factors that can contribute to a child’s weight status, some of which we can change. I’m of the mindset that we will never gain traction in controlling childhood obesity until we can educate parents through the stages of childhood. We don’t want to have our children in situations where they are feeling...


TNC 053: Healthy Meal Planning Tips with Jessica Levinson

Today, my guest, Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN, and I are talking about meal planning and healthy meal ideas. We address the daily grind of preparing meals, and how to make them easier and less stressful for you, moms and dads. Jessica is a nationally recognized nutrition expert with a focus on culinary nutrition and communications. Jessica’s passion lies in the kitchen, where she develops nutritious and delicious recipes to feed her family and to inspire others to do the same. On her...


TNC 052: Super Healthy Meals with Amy and Natalie from Super Healthy Kids

Today on The Nourished Child Podcast, I'm talking to Amy Roskelley and Natalie Monson from Super Healthy Kids. Super Healthy Kids is a tremendous resource, created by two real moms, offering recipes that encourage parents to share healthy meals with their kids in a variety of ways. One of my favorite things about the Super Healthy Kids' website is their focus on raising adventurous eaters! Amy and Natalie discuss their core beliefs around food and feeding children and how they incorporate...


Teen Athlete Nutrition: Easy Tweaks to Boost Performance with Chris Rosenbloom

Teen Athlete Nutrition: Tweaks to Boost Performance In this episode, Chris Rosenbloom, a sports nutritionist I’ve worked with in the past and continue to admire, joins me to focus on easy nutrition tweaks to boost teen athletic performance. Chris and I both have practical, evidence-based approaches to teen nutrition, especially among teen athletes, so over the course of this episode you’ll be privy to simple, tangible approaches you can take to help your teen think differently about the...


TNC 50: The Benefits and Barriers to Family Dinner

Family Dinner: Benefits and Barriers I often talk on the Nourished Child about the importance of family dinner because I have seen the huge impact they have on the health of both children and parents. When families sit down together and eat a home-cooked meal, children are being shown healthy eating habits by example, and everyone has a chance to reconnect after a busy day. If that sounds a little too good to be true, don't worry. There are still several hurdles we have to jump over to...


TNC 049: How To Serve Meals “Family-Style” [& Why You Should!]

Serve Meals Family-Style I’ve talked about family meals on other podcasts before, but I’ve never devoted an entire episode of my own show to this very important topic. When I started serving Family-Style meals for my own family, my husband and I celebrated over the amazingly positive results in my children’s eating habits. My clients have also seen success with this method, so I want to take the time to dig in deeper with my podcast community. Feeding your family takes up a lot of time, so...


TNC 048: Starting Baby on Solids, Flexibly

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to to support the show and see if you qualify. Starting Baby on Solids, Flexibly When it comes to feeding babies and toddlers solids, there is conflicting information out there for parents. Between divisive Facebook groups, endless blogs and articles, and Moms with strong...


TNC 047: Making Healthy Food Choices in College with Gracie

Healthy Food Choices and Eating in College On today’s very special episode of The Nourished Child, I wanted to sit down with my daughter, Gracie. Gracie is now a young adult, and she’s grown up with a dietitian mom. Can you imagine what that would be like? I know many of you were curious about how my feeding strategies have played out now that my kids are older, so what better way to get the full scoop than from Gracie herself? Today, she is going to share all of her perspectives on what...


Baby Nutrition, Nutrition Intuition & Born to Eat

We are Born to Eat In the past five years alone, we have gained so much new knowledge about baby nutrition. If you are a new or soon-to-be parent, you will have most likely seen a study or two about baby-led weaning. It's an approach to feeding your baby while giving your child a balanced and healthy approach to food. Do you know where to start? I am lucky to have on the podcast today a fellow nutritionist, Leslie Schilling. Along with her co-author Wendy Jo Peterson, Leslie has recently...


TEDx, Turkeys & Table Manners

Thanksgiving Table Manners Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we have a bunch of family in town. As our houses fill with relatives near and far, and the smell of turkey and other delicious food emanate from the kitchen, we can take a moment in all the chaos to be thankful for our families and the bounty we have been blessed with. I will have a wide range of ages around my Thanksgiving table, as well as a variety of nutritional needs. We will have two kinds of turkey, and gluten-free and vegan...