Learn How to Nourish Kids, Inside and Out

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We have an outdated model and philosophy about nutrition for kids.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

Jill Castle at Tedx Danbury
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 nutrition 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 50 minutes and suitable for parent, professional and corporate audiences.

Size Wise: Promote and Protect Child Health and Wellbeing at All Sizes

In this content rich, timely keynote, Jill blends experience, research and stories to illustrate that a new model for addressing childhood obesity and raising healthy kids is critically needed. The Whole Child Health model showcases physical health and emotional wellbeing as equally essential – and critical – for every child, at every size. Using 8 Pillars of Wellness, Jill offers a path that not only promotes health and wellbeing but also offers a roadmap for families who may be worried about their child’s weight or growth, or who want to incorporate a strong foundation of lifestyle behaviors early on. Audience members walk away motivated to take a holistic approach to child health, focusing on health behaviors and wellness rather than food intake or weight goals, incorporating these into their policies, programs and practices.  

The Nutrition Prescription for Healthier Kids

In this content rich, relatable keynote, Jill blends passion and research with her personal story of nourishing her own child – to illustrate that creating a nation of healthy kids requires a systematic nutrition education program for parents, and must incorporate a trifecta of food, feeding, and childhood development. Jill imparts the revelatory message that focusing on food alone will not change the health of our nation’s children. Audience members walk away inspired to integrate a new, innovative solution that incorporates education about food, feeding, and child development into their programs, policies and practices, along with concrete applications, and the inspiration to act immediately on what they’ve learned.

Breakout Sessions

Best Fed Babies: The Amazing Race to Build Smart Brains and Adventurous Palates

Set the future health and food preferences of our youngest children with nutrients, food and feeding strategies in the first 1,000 days.

How to Raise a Smart Snacker in an Ultra-Processed, Packaged Food World

S.N.A.C.K. S.M.A.R.T. helps families set the tone, environment and parameters for healthy snacking habits in the home.

The Picky Eater Continuum: From Fussy to Fearful Eater

Help children navigate food in non-traumatic ways and learn to like food, whether they’re typically fussy or fearful of food.

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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. Workshops are available as half day or full day engagements and suitable for parent, professional and corporate audiences.

SIZE WISE: Promote and Protect Child Health at All Sizes

Based on the keynote of the same name, Size Wise explores the 8 Pillars of Wellness and the Whole Child Health Model using case studies, the latest science and practical applications to help families nourish physical health and nurture emotional wellbeing.

NOURISHED: A New Model for Raising Healthy Kids

Based on the keynote, The Nutrition Prescription for Healthier Kids, this workshop takes a deep dive into the food, feeding and child development framework, The Nourished Child® Path, using reflection, exercises and case studies to solidify real life strategies for kids.

BEST-FED BABY: From Starting Solids to Eating Family Food

Learn the nutritional needs of infants, how to start solids using current science and recommendations, and get infants to the family table on time.

SMART SNACKERS: How to Instill Healthy Snacking Habits in Kids

Help children learn healthy snacking habits using a framework that identifies strategies and solutions for real challenges like sneaking food and overeating.

TRY NEW FOODS: A System for Helping Choosy Children Try New Food

Identify why children are picky, how to work with their motivations and fears around food and a systematic way to expose children to new food without making their pickiness worse.

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.

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Jill Castle MS, RDN Pediatric Dietitian


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