About the Author
Hi! I am Jill Castle, a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in childhood nutrition.
I have over 20 years of experience in the field of pediatric nutrition, from being a clinical dietitian and operating my own pediatric nutrition private practice to presently acting as a nutrition consultant, blogger/writer, and speaker. I recently co-authored Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, a step-by-step guide to raising healthy eaters from baby to teen. I am also a mother to four children, aged 17, 15, 14, and 12 years.
I have always been passionate about working with children of all ages (0-20 years to be exact), and am dedicated to helping parents be the best feeders, supporters, educators, and homefront nutrition experts they can be.
I created Just the Right Byte to help other parents and their children understand nutrition and feeding better, in the face of changing recommendations, practices and nutrition trends. My intent is and always has been to provide nutrition information and practical advice that you can use everyday, while grounding this advice in science and reality-based solutions.
I also help families understand the specialized nutrition needs of children, which are food and nutrients, or the WHAT of eating (food). HOW children are fed really matters also, and can impact how well or not children eat–I help parents understand this too. Last, children enter and exit many developmental phases and these influence kids’ eating as well. All rolled together, the WHAT, HOW and WHY are the magical trifecta to feeding children.
Welcome to Just The Right Byte! I hope you enjoy your stay and find some nugget of information that can help you and your family.
If you’d like to know more about me, please visit my website.