Today’s episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast is one I know many of you will be excited about because I’ve been getting lots of requests from listeners to cover this topic—and that is ADHD and nutrition.
To get into it all, I spoke with one of America’s leading experts in the field of childhood nutrition, Jill Castle. Jill is a registered dietician / nutritionist with over twenty-five years of experience working with babies, toddlers, children, and teens, in a variety of settings from private practice and consulting to author and writer. Her specialty is taking the current research in pediatric nutrition and shaping it into practical, sane advice for parents and healthcare providers. Jill writes the blog, “Just the Right Bite” and hosts a childhood nutrition podcast called The Nourished Child.
In today’s conversation, Jill shares her insights about what we know about the relationship between ADHD and nutrition, the impact of nutritional deficiencies in kids, and how to not get overwhelmed at the thought of making changes in your family and, more specifically, your child’s diet. She also shares some great tips for how to get started in making small changes that can have a big impact. Jill truly is an expert in her field, and I learned a lot in this conversation. I hope you enjoy it!
About Jill: Jill Castle is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and a childhood nutrition expert. With over 25 years of experience with babies, toddlers, children and teens, in a variety of settings from private practice and consulting to author and writer, and as a mother of 4, Jill is sought after as one of America’s leading experts in the field of childhood nutrition.
THINGS YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:
- What the current research says about ADHD and nutrition
- The common types of nutritional challenges and deficiencies faced by kids with ADHD
- How to address nutritional concerns with your child without getting overwhelmed
- Thoughts on dealing with shame or guilt surrounding a child’s nutritional habits
- Whether or not good nutrition can be a substitute for medication when it comes to treating a child with ADHD
- Tips for making small, positive nutritional changes in your home and with your ADHD child
- How we can get our kids invested in their own nutritional well-being
- Jill’s podcast: The Nourished Child
- Jill’s Blog Post: A Healthy ADHD Diet for Kids