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Basket of Limes - Jill Castle MS RDN - nutrition counseling
Food + Feeding + Child Development = A Recipe for Success

Parent Education Programs in Nutrition for Kids

If you’re a parent or caretaker, you know healthy eating for kids in today’s world is not easy. In fact, what feels right and healthy for you doesn’t jive with what your kids want to eat, or even what they will eat.

Many parents today strive to focus on healthy eating for kids, but they get tripped up. Their intentions and desires don’t match up with their day to day reality.

Throw a real challenge into the mix like picky eating or overeating and things can get messy, emotional and frustrating.

Raising healthy eaters is a challenge.

It’s not for a lack of effort. You put time and emphasis on healthy eating, but you feel like you’re spinning your wheels.

Does this sound familiar?

  • 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?

Today’s food world makes raising healthy kids just a wee bit harder.

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 how to really raise 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.

And feeding that family of yours? Yeah, it can be a struggle.

You have questions and you need answers.

Nutrition Education Can Help You Feed Your Child Better

I am a registered dietitian (RD) specializing in pediatric nutrition.

I’ve spent years helping parents:

  • Navigate picky eating in positive, productive ways, and prevent you from making it worse
  • Guide overeaters into greater mindfulness and self-regulation with eating
  • Set up a food system that will improve kid’s snacking tendencies, food sneaking, and more
  • Start off on the right food when selecting food and feeding babies or young children
  • Ensure children are nourished and satisfied after eating
  • Energize the growing athlete while optimizing performance at the same time
  • Raise healthy eaters who live in a healthy body and have a healthy relationship with food
  • Emphasize healthy eating for kids without going overboard
  • Do the job of feeding a child with thoughtfulness, direction and ease!

I did all this through my private practice, this website, blog, and my podcast.

The Nourished Child Nutrition School for Parents

A Nutrition School for Parents

But after 12 years in private practice, I decided to change my focus from treating children individually to preventing major nutrition challenges in the first place.

I realized I could help more families through preventative education. So in 2020, I retired from individual counseling to shift my focus on creating online nutrition classes, workshops and useful trouble-shooting guides.

You can find all of these at my new website, The Nourished Child.

If you need to see a pediatric dietitian for individualized counseling, check out this resource.

You’re always free to browse my nutrition articles or listen to my nutrition podcast, both of which are full of child nutrition and feeding information.

Feel free to contact me if you have a question or idea for a program that would be helpful for other parents or children.