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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 lunch...

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

TNC 022: Artificial Food Dyes & The Influence on Children

The idea of food affecting behavior and attention has been around for decades. Certain foods help our children learn, focus and behave in a world full of distraction while others, such as artificial food dyes, seem to hinder these skills.Foods containing food dyes have come under scrutiny. One study estimates that 43% of what kids eat contain artificial food dyes.I chat with food dye researcher Laura Stevens in this episode and uncover what we know about artificial food dyes, ADHD and our...

Duration: 00:54:06

TNC 021: Family Nutrition Goals, 2017

It's the end of the year. Do you set family nutrition goals or are you of the resolution mind-set? I, myself, am of the goal mind-set.I believe you have to look back in order to look forward. How you move forward may differ from person to person.In this episode, I cover the gifts and gaffes of 2016 for me, and talk about the virtues of goal setting for the coming year.It's a good time to think about...What is working in your family with regard to nutrition?How is feeding your family...

Duration: 00:35:45

TNC 019: Better Breakfast Recipes for Busy Kids

What if you could make a better breakfast with breakfast recipes that are super fast and nutritious, delicious and a home run every time?Today’s guest has just the book you need! Katie Morford, author of Rise and Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings, has a cookbook focused on fast and fabulous breakfast recipes your child will love. What You Will Learn:How Katie came up with her book title What inspired Katie to write a cookbook about breakfast What to do if your child doesn't have...

Duration: 00:43:09

TNC 018: Healthy Bone Growth in Kids

At a time when rates of osteoporosis are climbing and the consumption of calcium and vitamin D are suboptimal, the question of bone growth in children is a natural one.How do we ensure children are developing healthy bones during childhood?How do we prevent osteoporosis and set kids up for a future of strong, healthy bones?In this episode, I dig into these questions and more in my interview with Dr. Taylor Wallace. What You Will Learn about Bone Growth:How healthy bones are formed during...
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