Jill Castle, MS, RDN is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts whose goal is to help parents raise healthy kids who feel good about themselves, at every size. Known as a paradigm shifter who blends current research, practical application and common sense, Jill inspires parents to nourish and nurture their children’s physical health and emotional wellbeing, despite the pressures of our appearance-focused society.
Jill’s forthcoming book, SIZE WISE (Workman/Hachette, 2024), tackles the nutrition and health habits for children aged 3
to 13 years so they grow up physically healthy and emotionally well, no matter their size.
Jill’s books include Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2013 and 2nd edition, 2019); Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for the Young Athlete (AMACOM/HarperCollins, 2015); Try New Food: How to Help Picky Eaters Taste, Eat and Like New Foods (2019), The Smart Mom’s Guide to Starting Solids: How to Introduce, Advance and Nourish Your Baby with First Foods (2018), and The Smart Mom’s Guide to Healthy Snacking: How to Raise a Smart Snacker, from Tot to Teen (2020).
A sought-after speaker and media contributor, Jill has delivered keynotes and workshops since 2011, inspiring audiences from the TEDx stage to a range of medical, government and parent groups. She’s an expert reviewer for Parents.com and a former contributor to U.S. News & World Report’s For Parents blog, and Very Well Health. She has been featured as a guest expert in CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, Parents, Newsweek, Time, Motherly, and many other news outlets, websites and podcasts.
Jill is the founder and CEO of The Nourished Child®, a nutrition education website whose aim is to help parents and caretakers confidently raise healthy, happy kids. In addition to articles, classes and other resources, she interviews experts such as Dr. Fatima Stanford, Perri Klass, and Dr. Kelly Fradin on her popular podcast, The Nourished Child®.
As a pediatric dietitian, Jill has worked with children and their families in the hospital setting and in her private practice for several decades. She lives in Massachusetts, has four children with her spouse of 27 years, and a yellow Lab named Duke. In her leisure time, you’ll find Jill at the golf course, the yoga studio, outdoors, or on the couch reading a book.
Connect with Jill:
Websites: www.jillcastle.com and www.thenourishedchild.com,
Instagram: i.am.pedird and @the.nourished.child