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TNC 096: Nutrition Books for Kids

Books are a great gateway to learning about nutrition in a non-pressurized way. I’m reviewing several books and interviewing Shanon Morris, children’s book author. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 095: The Toddler Brain

Dr. Laura Jana discusses toddler brain development, what to expect with toddler behavior and how best to support the brain and body growth of the toddler. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 094: Body Kindness for Kids

Rebecca Scritchfield joins me for an in-depth conversation about her book, Body Kindness, and how we can apply this concept to our growing children. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 093: Dairy Farming, School Wellness & Motherhood with Bet Howrigan

Join Bet Howrigan, dairy farmer, mom and teacher, as she talks about the demanding and busy life of a dairy farmer and school teacher. Learn what happens on a dairy farm and how to bring Fuel Up to Play 60 and other wellness programs into your school. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 092: A Solution for Family Dinnertime with Catherine McCord

As parents, we all struggle with balancing the needs of our children, our time constraints, and budgets. By now, you've probably heard how important it is to have time as a family over mealtimes. In fact, coordinating meals together can set your children up for a lifetime of dietary success. Author, blogger, and Food Network personality Catherine McCord joins me to talk about finding time for family dinnertime and raising healthy children. Get full show notes and more information here:...


TNC 091: 5 Barriers to Healthy Eating Every Family Faces

On today’s show, I want to share some wisdom about overcoming barriers to healthy eating. Making time, learning new recipes, and other strategies can be crucial for reaching our familial goals while cooking efficiently and budget-friendly. As we talk about the 5 main barriers to healthy eating, we can learn to accommodate all the different wants and needs of our families. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 090: Ignore It! With Catherine Pearlman

On today’s show, I’m talking to Catherine Pearlman, a clinical social worker and author of a wonderful book, Ignore It! We talk about how children view rewards (both positive and negative, material and non-material) and the structures behind habit formation. By ignoring the ways children test the boundaries of what is allowed or will be rewarded, you can see remarkable positive behavior shifts in your kids. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 089: Healthy Meals on a Budget with Lisa Leake

On today’s show, we are talking with Lisa Leake, a mother, blogger, and author who has a new cookbook about eating healthier on a budget. She has been feeding her family on a more health-conscious and budget-friendly diet and it has made a massive difference for their lives. She is on the podcast to share some of her strategies for motivating your family to eat less processed foods while not breaking the bank. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 088: Making Sense of Sensory Issues in Children with Alisha Grogan

On this week’s podcast, I have occupational therapist Alisha Grogan of Your Kids Table to talk about sensory processing issues with special focus on how it impacts childhood eating. We discuss how you can identify and work with your child’s sensory issues so you can encourage healthier and more consistent eating. Get full show notes and more information here:


TNC 087: Simple Tips for Adding New Foods

On today’s show, I want to talk about why it is so important to break free of food ruts and repetitive meals so you can be more involved and interested in what you’re eating. I have some easy tips to share so you can rotate in new foods and make eating a more positive part of your family’s routine. Get full show notes and more information here:


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: