Chicago’s expert pediatric dietitian teams up with experienced teacher and culinary coach to bring you honest, informative and entertaining episodes on everything you need to know to raise healthy eaters.
During this 12 episode series, you will get to know our hosts, pediatric nutrition expert Betsy Hjelmgren and culinary coach and teacher Jen Karakosta, as they share their personal experiences as moms and delve into a variety of issues, including: how kids’ nutritional needs differ from adults, setting up an environment for successful family meals, prevention and solutions for the basic picky eater, getting your kids more involved and interested in food and nutrition, and more.
Both moms have worked and practiced in the field of food and nutrition for nearly 20 years. Their conversational, humorous banter will keep you engaged and coming back for more! Click here to listen on iTunes.
Episode 1: Welcome to the Feed to Succeed podcast
Episode 2: How Are Kids’ Nutrition Needs Different?
Episode 3: You’re Not a Short Order Cook
Episode 4: Family Meals – Why and How
Episode 5: Force Feeding – A Bad Means to an End
Episide 6: How Many Times Until My Kid Will Eat That?
Episode 8: Milk, water and all those beverage options!
Episode 9: Introducing New Food to Kids
Episode 10: Managing Difficult Mealtime Behavior
Episode 11: How to Plant a Garden with Kids
Episode 12: Bringing It All Together
Julia Marquardt, our office manager, speaks to Betsy on parenting a child with peanut allergies
Amanda Gordon, RD and lactation consultant, speaks to Betsy on nutrition for our youngest patients
Gia Diakakis, RD speaks to Betsy about why she is passionately concerned about hydration for children, and she believes that everyone should eat dessert.