Symposium Session: Nourished: A New Model for Childhood Nutrition
This is not a webinar or course for purchase- this is a module for credit claiming for our 2019 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our symposium, however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4040, 4150, 5070, 6040
Performance Indicators: 8.2.3, 9.1.1, 9.2.1, 9.6.1
US children aren’t getting healthier, they’re getting sicker. Despite ongoing efforts to change this, the growing burden on our nation’s families and health care system is undeniable. Simultaneously, more families fear food and look to popular diets and trendy foods as a guarantee to raising a healthy child. What if we’ve been focusing too much on food and nutrition and not enough on nourishing the whole child?
Blending her powerful story and her experiences as a pediatric dietitian for more than 26 years, Jill challenges audiences to shift their focus from food solutions to a more modern whole-child approach, including the interaction of food, feeding, and childhood development.
In this workshop, attendees will learn the changing nutritional needs of childhood, the power of feeding as an influencer of eating habits and the developing relationship with food, and the importance of child development in educating kids and building autonomy. Participants will be challenged to think differently about childhood nutrition, using reflection, individual exercises, and group work to elicit creative strategies and solutions that help families nourish healthy children from infancy through adolescence.
Audiences will walk away with a new outlook on childhood nutrition, realistic solutions for improving the health of all children, and concrete applications for implementation in practice and at home. Most importantly, attendees will see a clear path to child health through a comprehensive whole-child approach to nourishing children of all ages.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Facilitate childhood nutrition interventions by using a holistic approach, including food and nutrients, positive feeding strategies, and developmental considerations.
- Strategize fresh approaches to highlighting nutritious food, positive feeding, and autonomy with developmentally sensitive instruction around nutrition.
- Utilize modern, evidence-based, common sense techniques to transform food parenting so that families raise healthy kids, inside and out.
Jill Castle, MS, RDN, is one of the nation’s premier childhood nutrition experts who inspires audiences to think differently about childhood nutrition and feeding kids. She is the author of Eat Like a Champion and coauthor of Fearless Feeding, pens The Nourished Child blog, is the voice behind The Nourished Child podcast, and regularly contributes to U.S. News & World Report’s For Parents blog. A sought-after speaker, advisor, and media contributor, Jill serves on the Board of Advisors of Parents Magazine and is advisor to a handful of privately held child nutrition companies.
Jill Castle, MS, RDN, reports the following relevant disclosures: Consultant for Once Upon a Farm and Ingenuity. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.50 CDR