You didn’t expect it. You weren’t prepared for it. The challenges of growing a healthy child have thrown you for a loop!
The picky eater in your family has sucked the life out of dinnertime.
The overeater is turning you into the food police.
The food “sneaker” is making you very worried…and a little bit too controlling.
The snack-a-holic is an unhealthy eater and never hungry for meals.
And what about the child who can’t say ‘no’ to sweets, or junky foods?
Or the teen who is trying his or her hand at dieting, vegetarianism, or simply trying to be the best athlete possible?
Perhaps you’re just getting started with feeding kids and you want to know how to start solids, what to do if picky eating turns up, and the best approaches for raising a healthy eater. Or, maybe you’re in the thick of a challenging situation, such as a medical condition, or a child who won’t eat properly.
You, like many parents, want to make sure your child grows up to be a mindful eater with a healthy sense of self and relationship to food.
And, let’s face it, that’s a tall order in today’s world!
I can help.
I am a registered dietitian (RD) and childhood nutrition counselor.
I can help you:
Navigate picky eating in positive, productive ways, and prevent you from making it worse
Calmly guide your overeater into greater mindfulness and self-regulation with eating
Set up a food system that will cure your child’s snacking syndrome, food sneaking and more
Start off on the right food when selecting food and feeding your young child
Ensure your child is nourished and satisfied after eating
Nourish your growing athlete while optimizing performance at the same time
Raise a healthy eater who lives in a healthy body and has a healthy relationship with food
Do the job of feeding your child with thoughtfulness, direction and ease!
I offer both in person appointments in my New Canaan, CT office, as well as virtual consultation.
I provide private face-to-face nutrition counseling in my office in New Canaan, CT, by appointment only.
“After I left your office, I went to Whole Foods and found all the brands/foods you had mentioned. Today, A. tried the So Delicious Coconut Yogurt and absolutely loved it! You gave me a user-friendly guide on how to feed a child with food allergies! I can’t thank you enough!….1 month later…. I just wanted to let you know that A. had his 15 month appointment today, and the doctor is pleased with his weight gain! Thank you again for everything!” Jane L., mom from Fairfield, CT
As a pediatric nutritionist with over 25 years of experience, I have a wide range of expertise, including the following areas:
- Pediatric Overweight/Obesity
- Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
- Picky Eating
- Failure to Thrive/Underweight
- Constipation, other GI disorders
- Food Allergies, Celiac disease
- Youth Sports Nutrition
- And more!
Nutritional counseling for medical conditions is offered in collaboration with your healthcare provider. I offer medical nutrition therapy in my office under the privacy and guidelines of HIPAA.
Initial appointment (75 min.): $250
Follow-up visit (45 min.): $150
**At this time, I do not take insurance, but will be glad to provide a detailed receipt for possible insurance reimbursement.**
I offer childhood nutrition and feeding coaching via phone or HIPAA-compliant digital platform. The premise of nutrition coaching is to teach, tailor and support you as you embark on improvements in feeding your family and your child’s eating.
“I’m so grateful for Jill’s insights and support around teaching me, a food-challenged mom, how to have the right perspective, proportions, and choices to give my daughter and family a healthy relationship to food! Through multiple online sessions over the past three years, Jill’s nonjudgemental care and coaching has helped me relax and let go of the perfect meal. She is a wonderful problem-solver and I highly recommend her for nutritional guidance.” Elizabeth, mom of a preschooler
I also offer small group classes for interested parents located in Fairfield County. Perhaps you have a group of friends who are parenting young athletes or who want strategies for creating healthy meals and snacks. The best part about small group classes is that they are interactive, your questions are answered, and you get the support and friendship of other moms who are muddling through the same stuff. Contact me for pricing and details.
Payment is expected at the time of your in-person visit, and prior to your virtual appointment. I accept cash, check and all major credit cards via Square or PayPal. If you choose to schedule your own appointment, you will be prompted to pay for the appointment to secure your time.
Feel free to contact me at Jill@JillCastle.com or call 615-943-1960.