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Milk Alternatives: Which Milk is Best for My Child?

Milk Alternatives: Which is Best? Take a walk down the dairy aisle and you’ll see a lot more than cow’s milk. You'll see plenty of milk alternatives: soy, almond, rice, hemp, and oat…the list goes on and on! If your family is dairy-free, these milk alternatives are becoming an important decision. You want what is best for your child, and especially for the little ones, drinks are often an important source of nutrients and calories. But where do you start? I know that choosing cow's milk or...

Duration: 00:30:37

The Evolution of Sports Nutrition with Nancy Clark

Performance Nutrition is Evolving! For many families, the Fall season is now upon us, and it is more important than ever that we are feeding our young athletes well. With so much conflicting advice out there, how do we really know what is best for our young ones? What foods will best fuel their long weeks of practice and away games? I have invited none other than Nancy Clark onto the show this week. Nancy is the authority on sports dietetics. She is the best-selling author of Nancy Clark’s...

Duration: 00:42:16

The Mind of a Champion & Coach with Dan Walsh

Think Like a Champion Let's get into the mind of a champion. How do champions think? And how can your young athlete think like a champion? I wanted to pick the brain of someone who's been an elite athlete and taken it "all the way." Dan Walsh is a former US National Rower and an Olympian. I invited Dan to come on the show because I’ve always been impressed with his attention to nutrition. As a coach, Dan hammers home the importance of nutrition for training and competition and sends the...

Duration: 00:46:36

TNC 039: Smarter Lunchrooms with Brian Wansink

Smarter Lunchrooms My two oldest went back to college last week, and my high schoolers head back to school this week. Back to school always feels like the New Year to me! In this episode, I am continuing with the theme of school lunch and tapping Brian Wansink for his perspective, particularly in the area of Smarter Lunchrooms. Brian is the Director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, where he is a leading expert in changing eating behavior – both on individual level and on a...

Duration: 00:50:09

TNC 038: School Nutrition Today with Donna Martin

School Nutrition Today I’m so excited to have Donna Martin, RD on the show today to talk about school nutrition. She is the School Nutrition Director for the Burke County School system in Waynesboro, GA and also the President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the present year (2017-2018). Donna and I talk about school nutrition, breaking down the basics around the school lunch program, the strengths of the program, where we’ve been, how far we’ve come, and where the school...

Duration: 00:52:08

TNC 037: Lead, Breastfed Toddlers & Milk Allergy

Ask Jill: Lead in Baby Food & More I've been getting a few questions here and there, so I thought I'd devote a show to answering them! In this episode, I unpack the recent news about lead in baby food, clear the air on what breastfed toddlers need for nutrition during their second year of life, and answer a question about choosing the right milk for a child who has a milk allergy. What You Will Learn: The latest news on lead in baby food Which baby foods contain the most lead How to...

Duration: 00:26:14

TNC 036: Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids Get kids cooking! We all know cooking with kids is a boon for helping build autonomy with food selection and eating, increase self-esteem, and encourage food knowledge. I chat with Jodi Danen, RD, creator of Create Kids Club, and dish on ways to keep family meals simple, get kids in the kitchen and more. What You Will Learn about Cooking with Kids: Why family meals are important Jodi's family meal approach (hint: super simple!) What Jodi serves for dessert How she gets...

Duration: 00:39:16

TNC 035: 8 Tips to Help Your Child Snack Better

8 Tips to Snack Better Snacks. We love them...and we hate them. We want our kids to snack better. But, poor food choices and bad timing equal an unhealthy snacker. Just like you approach meals, you need a strategy to help your child snack better. With the average child snacking about 4 times per day -- and some children eating up to 10 times each day -- it's no wonder snacking contributes about 600 calories or 27% of their daily caloric intake. Today's episode details my 8 tips for helping...

Duration: 00:41:12

TNC 034: Modern Management of Food Allergies in Children

Food Allergies in Children Let's talk about food allergies in children! A lot has been happening in this area – from new research findings, which have changed the way we introduce foods to our youngest children, to ground-breaking research in the treatment of food allergy. I asked Marion Groetch, a registered dietitian and food allergy expert located in New York City, to hop on the show today and give us all the latest and greatest updates and strategies for managing food allergies in...

Duration: 01:01:34

TNC 033: Caffeine and Kids: Cracking the Code

Caffeine and Kids: A Dangerous Mix Is caffeine the new drug for kids? Get too much and yes, just like a drug, a child can overdose and experience negative side effects, even death. Today kids are getting more of it at younger and younger ages. Caffeine can have dangerous effects on children and teens. We’ll dive into caffeine and kids: the food sources, the side effects, the recommended caffeine intakes for kids of all ages, and how to monitor your child's caffeine intake. What You Will...

Duration: 00:35:45

TNC 032: How to Teach Nutrition to Kids through Healthy Eating Activities

How to Teach Nutrition to Kids We all want our kids to learn about nutrition. We can teach kids about nutrition through healthy eating activities. I chat with pediatric dietitian and author, Connie Evers, about how we can use healthy eating activities to teach children of all ages about nutrition. What You Will Learn about Healthy Eating Activities: Best ways to teach nutrition to kids How to infuse nutrition education in schools and group settings How to be creative with food experiences...

Duration: 00:44:40

TNC 031 Food Rewards – Are They Good for Kids?

Food Rewards for Kids Food rewards are one way to get kids to eat nutritious foods or a certain amount of food. But is using palatable foods a good way to incentivize children to eat? Researchers have studied their impact on children's eating, food preferences, and relationship with food and I cover it in this episode. What You Will Learn What constitutes a food reward Why they are used What is the impact on eating habits How do food rewards change food preferences How incentivizing with...

Duration: 00:32:05

TNC 030: Low FODMAP Diet for Kids

The Low FODMAP Diet for Kids Kate Scarlata, RD joins me on The Nourished Child podcast to talk about the Low FODMAPS diet for kids. We dish on what this diet is, who it’s for (and for whom it isn’t), and the best ways to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, in children. Kate is a registered dietitian, mom, runner, author and low FODMAP diet educator. After a major intestinal resection, she is not only a health care provider but also a patient. She’s on a mission to spread global...

Duration: 00:53:45

TNC 029: Food Restriction and Forbidden Food

Food Restriction and Forbidden Food Are there foods that are off-limits in your home? Foods you won’t allow your child to eat? Foods you consider unhealthy, toxic, or “bad” for your child? Today I’m talking about food restriction – the controlling feeding practice parents may use to encourage healthier eating--and forbidden foods—those foods that are high-fat, high-sugar, relatively low-nutrient foods such as sweets, chips and sodas. How you handle those foods you consider taboo for your...

Duration: 00:42:51

TNC 028: Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Managing Type 1 Diabetes in Kids Type 1 diabetes, historically called Juvenile Diabetes, is a condition of high blood sugar levels caused by a lack of insulin production in the body. About 5% of the population has Type 1 diabetes, and more than 18,000 children are diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a friend, a relative, or a healthcare provider, you probably know of a child with Type 1 diabetes. This episode of The...

Duration: 00:48:46

TNC 027: 7 Tips for Helping the Thin Child Grow

The thin child can cause great worry to his parents. Sometimes, parents use ineffective strategies to get their child to gain weight and grow, including negative feeding practices, in an attempt to get them to gain weight. From toddlers to teens, the thin child who is not eating enough is just as much a concern to a parent as the child who overeats. If your child is thin and you are worried about whether she is getting enough nutrition, this show is for you. I’m covering 7 tips to help the...

Duration: 00:24:22

TNC 026: How to Raise a Mindful Eater

Do you ever wonder if you’re raising a mindful eater? One who pays attention to the food she eats (rather than shoveling it in), who enjoys the experience of eating, and who knows when to eat and when to stop?Kids experience distraction, external pressures to eat more (or less), and are even the subject of parent fears surrounding eating certain foods or eating too much, and as such, it’s easy for them to fall down the rabbit hole of mindless eating.In this episode, I chat with Maryann...

Duration: 00:59:56

TNC 025: Young Athletes: Dieting & Supplements

All too often we are told what the young athlete diet should be, but finding that perfect balance to support growth, athletic performance, and a healthy weight can be a difficult task, especially when dieting and supplements enter the picture.In this episode, you will learn the ins and outs of dieting and supplement use in young athletes, from the risks and downsides, to the influence of peers and parents. By the end of the episode, you will have a better idea of how to support your young...

Duration: 00:52:11

TNC 024: Childhood Food Insecurity and Affordable Food

Did you know that 1 in 5 children classify as food insecure in the United States?Childhood food insecurity has far-reaching effects on the growth, development and academic potential of the young child. Food assistance programs and affordable food are critical to the health and well-being of food insecure children and help remedy child hunger.In this episode, I talk with registered dietitian and food insecurity expert Clancy Harrison about childhood food insecurity and affordable food.What...

Duration: 00:46:45

TNC 023: 12 Reasons Kids Won’t Eat

If your child won't eat, this show is for you!One of the most frustrating things for a parent is the child who won’t eat. We hear a lot about overeating, but what about when your child won't eat enough or a healthy balance of foods?There are reasons children won’t eat, and it’s not always because they don’t like the food that’s offered. In this episode, I look at some of the most common reasons kids won’t eat.What You'll Learn about Kids Not Eating:Why the rate of growth affects appetite,...

Duration: 00:32:50

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