We are Jill Castle, MS, RD and Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD, two registered dietitians (and moms) on a “feeding” mission. We believe fear has taken over the kitchen table with more information to sort through, more pressure to feed kids right, more food allergies, more obesity, more body image concerns and not enough time, credible information or cooking skills.
The truth is, parents today have a much harder time feeding kids than previous generations–and they aren’t getting the support and preparation they desperately need.
To do our part, we wrote Fearless Feeding, the mother of all feeding books! Our book, due out April 2013, doesn’t just tell you what to feed your child, it tells you how to feed them and why your child acts the way he/she does around food. It also helps clear up the confusion with the latest research, real-life case studies, the role of the parent and a feeding strategy that is easy and empowering to follow.
We believe it’s imperative to prepare parents for every age and stage of a child’s growth and development and how it relates to feeding. Whether it’s infant feeding, toddler feeding, school-age nutrition concerns, dealing with picky eaters, taking on girls’ body image or feeding independent teenagers, parents benefit from positively handling current challenges while preparing for what’s coming down the pike. We even tackle parents eating and how it affects the family!