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What if Child Nutrition Education Could…

Create healthy eaters
Instill eating and feeding confidence
Guarantee good health
Instill joy and positive memories

Many parents feel stressed about feeding their children a healthy diet and establishing healthy eating habits.

And organizations understand that stress at home negatively affects performance at work. If they can support parents by bringing more nutrition and feeding information to families, everyone wins.

Meanwhile, the health of children is dangerously deteriorating.

Jill Castle keynote speaker at School Nutrition Association

How Did We Get Here?

We have an outdated model and philosophy about nutrition for kids.

So How Do We Harness Change?

  1. We teach parents how to nourish and nurture their children using a new model that addresses the whole child, based in food, feeding and child development.
  2. Healthcare providers learn to triage and treat nutrition conditions and challenges using a holistic assessment and treatment tool.
  3. And companies and organizations support employees and contemporaries with education and innovative programs that ease stress and simplify feeding families. 

That’s Where Jill Comes In…

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Jill speaking at TEDx Danbury | Click on the picture to view the talk on YouTube.

“I learned more about feeding my daughter during Jill’s talk than I have in the well over a decade that I have spent reading books and blogs and even listening to my daughter’s pediatrician. Jill has a clear and direct speaking style that pretty much turns everything you have heard about childhood nutrition on its head, without in any way shaming those of us who sneak in those chicken nuggets and fries.  I walked away from that talk committed to making clear changes in how I feed my daughter, and my family.  I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to benefit from the vast knowledge that Jill is able to share.”

Courtney Spencer, Transformational Life and Business Coach, Speaker, Attorney

“Jill was amazing to work with. As a speaker, she came prepared, her materials were polished and her presentation style was spot-on. As a pediatric nutritionist, she sure knows what she’s talking about!” 

Leslie Cimei, Assistant Director, Continuing Education, Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc.

Hey There, I’m Jill.

Jill Castle, MS, RDN, Childhood Nutrition Speaker

Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, I try to inspire audiences to think differently about feeding kids.

A sought-after speaker, advisor, and media contributor, I serve on the Board of Advisors of Parents magazine.

I’m the creator of The Nourished Child®, a digital nutrition education platform for parents, and have authored several child nutrition books, including Eat Like a Champion, Try New Food, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Starting Solids, The Smart Mom’s Guide to Healthy Snacking, and co-authored Fearless Feeding. I write over at The Nourished Child® and interview experts on my popular podcast of the same name.

As a first-time mom, I struggled with feeding my child. As a pediatric dietitian, I learned a humbling but important lesson: Growing healthy kids is more than simply getting good food on the table.

It’s also about feeding children in positive ways and adapting to their changing developmental needs. 

As a result, I changed my entire approach to child nutrition. I designed a whole-child method, integrating food, feeding and child development. I call it The Nourished Child® Model. 

Today, I help parent groups, organizations and companies shift their mindset on childhood nutrition using a comprehensive lens, changing children’s (and parent’s) lives and health for the better.

Read Jill’s full bio.

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Which Option Will Help Your Organization?

Nutrition Keynote

30 years as a pediatric dietitian and mom of 4 distilled into a game plan for nourishing children, inside and out. Keynotes are suitable for parent, professional and corporate audiences.

  • The Nutrition Prescription for Healthier Kids
  • Best Fed Babies: The Amazing Race to Build Smart Brains and Adventurous Palates
  • How to Raise a Smart Snacker in an Ultra-Processed, Packaged Food World
  • Cultivating Food Freedom, Fearless Feeding and Autonomous Eating
  • The Picky Eater Continuum: From Fussy with Food to Fearful Eater
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Pediatric Nutrition Workshops

Live and virtual experiences designed to drill down The Nourished Child® Model including details of the food system, feeding strategy, and autonomy goals for children. Suitable for parent, professional and corporate audiences.

  • NOURISHED: A New Model for Raising Healthy Kids
  • BEST-FED BABY: From Starting Solids to Eating Family Food
  • SMART SNACKERS: A Path to Healthy Snacking Habits
  • PICKY EATERS: From Typical Pickiness to Extreme Picky Eating (ARFID)
  • AUTONOMOUS EATERS: Using Child Development to Maximize Autonomy with Food

Health & Wellness Initiatives for Corporations

Employee health and wellness initiatives focus on the adult employee, but what about her family? Parents want to be as successful at home as they are at work. They want to raise healthy kids, have pleasant, nourishing meals together, and feel good about their job as a parent.

Yet, many families of working parents struggle to get dinner on the table.


A 4-part series designed for working parents who want easy and effective ways to nourish their children. From getting nutritious, balanced meals on the table to influencing healthy eating habits, this series equips parents with easy-to-assemble meals and snacks, feeding interactions that encourage healthy habits, and an understanding of child behavior around food. This series can be delivered in-person or virtually.

Professional Training

Designed for healthcare providers who want a proven system for screening families for nutrition-related issues. In our training, participants master The Nourished Child® model as a triage method.

They develop practical case management and family counseling skills, and learn how to navigate a range of difficult situations through our case studies and role plays. Ideal for nutrition professionals.

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Jill Castle MS, RDN - America's Child Nutrition Expert

I created The Nourished Child® to close the gap on nutrition education for parents. Learn more.

As an author, I am able to tie my books into any speaking event, offering attendees a tangible resource after the engagement.

Book a 20 minute speaker’s discovery call with Jill.

Jill Castle MS, RDN Pediatric Dietitian


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