15 episodes

Feeding a family is tough! How do you get kids to eat better? What if people challenge your food choices? How do you work within a budget? Food affects all aspects of our children's health but life is busy, budgets are tight, and kids can be picky and frustrating around food. Our Feeding Families podcast breaks down what every parent needs to know about nourishing their kids for strong, resilient health.

Host Jess Sherman is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, board certified in Practical Holistic Nutrition who helps parents use food to improve mood, behaviour, and learning in their kids. She is the author of Raising Resilience: take the stress out of feeding your family and love your life, a former teacher, and mom of three.

Jess and her guests will help you understand your child's nutritional needs and bring you inspiring food stories to help you overcome real-life food-related challenges. You'll gain clarity, new ideas, and practical strategies from this podcast, so you can nourish your kids and families, strengthen their physical and mental health, and feel confident around your food decisions.

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/feeding-families--5202281/support.

Feeding Families EcoParent Podcast Network

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

Feeding a family is tough! How do you get kids to eat better? What if people challenge your food choices? How do you work within a budget? Food affects all aspects of our children's health but life is busy, budgets are tight, and kids can be picky and frustrating around food. Our Feeding Families podcast breaks down what every parent needs to know about nourishing their kids for strong, resilient health.

Host Jess Sherman is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, board certified in Practical Holistic Nutrition who helps parents use food to improve mood, behaviour, and learning in their kids. She is the author of Raising Resilience: take the stress out of feeding your family and love your life, a former teacher, and mom of three.

Jess and her guests will help you understand your child's nutritional needs and bring you inspiring food stories to help you overcome real-life food-related challenges. You'll gain clarity, new ideas, and practical strategies from this podcast, so you can nourish your kids and families, strengthen their physical and mental health, and feel confident around your food decisions.

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/feeding-families--5202281/support.

    EP#14: Moving from Guilt, Shame and Fear to Calm, Confidence, and Clarity

    EP#14: Moving from Guilt, Shame and Fear to Calm, Confidence, and Clarity

    Feeding Families is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

    This episode was generously sponsored by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition: https://csnn.ca

    About the episode:
    As we wrap up season one of Feeding Families I want to address the elephants in the room - those feelings of guilt, shame, and not-enoughness that too often slide in alongside when we learn about nourishing our families.

    We’ve covered a lot this season to emphasize the powerful force food and nourishment exert on the health of our kids. But if that sense of overwhelm is creeping in, this episode is for you.

    I want to close out this year with words of encouragement and empowerment so you can confidently march into the new year with a solid plan for nourishing your family you feel good about.

    Bio:
    Jess is a Family Health Educator, nutritionist, and mother of three focused on nutrition for brain health and resilience in kids. She uses her training as a certified teacher, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Holistic Nutritionist to improve the lives of children with anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders by helping their parents uproot hidden stress and nourish them deeply.

    Her book, Raising Resilience, and her online resources - Calm & Clear Kids and the Resilience Roadmap - have helped families all over the world create their parenting toolboxes so life can settle down and become more enjoyable.

    To learn how Jess helps families minimize symptoms of anxiety and moodiness and set their kids up for strong health, development, and resilience visit: www.jesssherman.com/coaching

    Further Links for Jess:
    www.JessSherman.com/biologyofbehaivor
    www.JessSherman.com/anxietysupportforkids
    www.JessSherman.com
    www.RaisingResilienceCommunity.com
    instagram.com/askJesssherman

    About our Podcast Network:
    The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice in the following six areas: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids nutrition, healthy home, beauty, and parenting. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life!

    About the Feeding Families Podcast:
    No matter where you are, if you’re a parent I’m pretty sure you and I want the same thing - to build strong mental and physical health in our kids and set them up for a bright future. In our episodes, we break down the nuts & bolts of kids’ nutrition and bring you inspiring food stories and practical strategies so you can overcome real-life food challenges shared by parents everywhere. We want you leaving our episodes with more clarity, new ideas, inspiration, and unwavering confidence in the food decisions you make every day.

    Partnerships:
    Audio magic on this episode was performed by Carlay Ream-Neal. This episode was edited by Emily Groleau.

    Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/feeding-families--5202281/support.

    • 20 min
    EP#13: Nourishing Teen Hormones with Jen Pike

    EP#13: Nourishing Teen Hormones with Jen Pike

    Feeding Families is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

    This episode was generously sponsored by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition: https://csnn.ca

    About the episode

    In this episode Jenn and Jess tackle female hormones and teen girls. Many parents roll their eyes when the topic of teenage hormones comes up. There’s general confusion about how to help girls move through puberty and a general resignation to the idea that periods can be painful and moods are bound to be volatile. But Jenn is changing all that. She helps girls and women take control of their health and hormones by understanding the power of their bodies and their cycles. Since she uses food as an integral tool for helping people manage their hormones, we talked about how we can motivate girls to embrace their bodies and support their health as they move through the teen years. Jenn drops some golden advice for any mother trying to help their teen girls make healthy choices.

    Guest Bio

    Jenn is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Yoga & Pilates Instructor and a Medical Exercise Specialist. She’s also a Bestselling author and host of the podcast The Simplicity Sessions and founder of The Audacious Woman business mentorship program for female entrepreneurs who desire to flow in the feminine energetics of alignment, alchemy and abundance without burning herself out.
    Jenn specializes in women's health + hormones. As an inspired Mom of two, she understands that true wellbeing is a journey to be enjoyed, NOT a struggle to be forced. She aims to inspire, cut the B.S, and help women create more Simplicity and Ease in all they do.
    Links

    https://jennpike.com/
    https://jennpike.com/synced
    https://jennpike.com/podcast/
    https://jennpike.com/thehormoneproject
    https://jennpike.com/theaudaciouswoman

    About the Podcast, Host and Network:

    About our Podcast Network:
    The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice in the following six areas: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids nutrition, healthy home, beauty, and parenting. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life!

    About the Feeding Families Podcast:
    No matter where you are, if you’re a parent I’m pretty sure you and I want the same thing - to build strong mental and physical health in our kids and set them up for a bright future. In our episodes, we break down the nuts & bolts of kids’ nutrition and bring you inspiring food stories and practical strategies so you can overcome real-life food challenges shared by parents everywhere. We want you leaving our episodes with more clarity, new ideas, inspiration, and unwavering confidence in the food decisions you make every day.

    About your Host (Jess Sherman MEd, FDN-P, RHN):

    Jess is a Family Health Educator and mother of three focused on nutrition for brain health and resilience in kids. She uses her training as a certified teacher, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Holistic Nutritionist to improve the lives of children with learning differences,...

    • 43 min
    EP#12: Thriving with ADHD with Dana Kay

    EP#12: Thriving with ADHD with Dana Kay

    Feeding Families is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

    This episode was generously sponsored by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition: https://csnn.ca

    About the episode:
    In this episode Jess and Dana discuss the ins and outs of managing ADHD symptoms with natural strategies like food. She busts through some myths and showcases how she helps families integrate a nutrition strategy into their management plans to help their kids thrive. If you have a child with ADHD (or if you’re a parent with ADHD yourself) you’re not going to want to miss this one!

    Bio:
    Dana Kay is a Board-Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, two times international best selling author, and the CEO and founder of the ADHD Thrive Institute and the creator of the ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids program.

    As a mother of a child with ADHD, she knows firsthand the struggles that come with parenting a neurodiverse child, but she also knows the freedom that is possible once parents learn to reduce ADHD symptoms.

    Dana has been featured in Forbes, Authority Magazine, Medium, Influencive, Thrive Global, and various others. She has also been a guest on multiple parenting and ADHD summits and podcasts. Her mission is to help families reduce ADHD symptoms naturally so that children with ADHD can thrive at home, at school, and in life.

    Links:
    Free Breakfast guide for better mornings - https://adhdthrivemethod.com/better-mornings
    Website: https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/adhdthriveinstitute
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adhdthriveinstitute/

    About the Podcast, Host and Network:

    About our Podcast Network:
    The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice in the following six areas: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids nutrition, healthy home, beauty, and parenting. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life!

    About the Feeding Families Podcast:
    No matter where you are, if you’re a parent I’m pretty sure you and I want the same thing - to build strong mental and physical health in our kids and set them up for a bright future. In our episodes, we break down the nuts & bolts of kids’ nutrition and bring you inspiring food stories and practical strategies so you can overcome real-life food challenges shared by parents everywhere. We want you leaving our episodes with more clarity, new ideas, inspiration, and unwavering confidence in the food decisions you make every day.

    About your Host (Jess Sherman MEd, FDN-P, RHN):

    Jess is a Family Health Educator and mother of three focused on nutrition for brain health and resilience in kids. She uses her training as a certified teacher, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Holistic Nutritionist to improve the lives of children with learning differences, anxiety, and mood disorders by helping their parents uproot hidden stress and nourish them deeply. Her book, Raising Resilience, and her online resources - Calm & Clear Kids and the Resilience Roadmap - have reached families all over the world.

    Links for Jess:
    a...

    • 48 min
    EP#11: Glyphosate with Kathleen DiChiara

    EP#11: Glyphosate with Kathleen DiChiara

    Feeding Families is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

    This episode was generously sponsored by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition: https://csnn.ca

    About the episode:

    “Regenerating health will start when the burden of toxic chemicals begins to lift. Without addressing this underlying burden on the body, the effort to consume nutrient-rich food is simply a way to plug the holes of vitamin and mineral deficiencies caused by glyphosate.”- Kathleen DiChiara.

    In this episode, Kathleen describes her dramatic journey feeding her family, how she figured out that chemicals in the food were a major trigger for her and her family’s health issues, and how she turned things around. We have a straightforward and honest conversation about food quality, making decisions about where to spend our money, the value of keeping chemicals out, and how the phrase “let food be thy medicine” might be steering us in the wrong direction.

    Guest Bio:

    Kathleen DiChiara is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioner, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, health advocate, and trained chef. She is the founder of Rhode to Health, Inc., an internationally-recognized nutrition educator, author, researcher, speaker, mom of three, and health advocate.

    Kathleen broke into the field of nutrition when at age 35, she went from being a competitive triathlete working in capital markets at a Fortune 500 company to completely disabled. At the same time, her son was diagnosed with autism and she counted 25 chronic illnesses just in her family of 5 alone! These events served as inspiration for Kathleen’s career change and commitment to reeducation.

    Her most recent award-winning book, End Chronic Disease: The Healing Power of Beliefs, Behaviors, and Bacteria explores the intersection of mindset, daily habits, and the microbiome.

    Links:

    Website: www.kathleendichiara.com

    Book:
    https://www.amazon.com/End-Chronic-Disease-Behaviors-Bacteria/dp/1401957110/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1643051354&sr=8-3

    Private access to view the Award-Winning Documentary Film “Secret Ingredients” which features Kathleen’s story.
    https://vimeo.com/379475784/963148f5ce

    Article: https://thenaturalfarmer.org/article/starving-for-information/

    Study on glyphosate referenced https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/full/10.1289/EHP6990

    About our Podcast Network:

    The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice in the following six areas: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids nutrition, healthy home, beauty, and parenting. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life!

    About the Feeding Families Podcast:
    No matter where you are, if you’re a parent I’m pretty sure you and I want the same thing - to build strong mental and physical health in our kids and set them up for a bright future. In our episodes, we break down the nuts & bolts of kids’ nutrition and bring...

    • 58 min
    EP#10: Disordered Eating with Dr Lauryn Lax

    EP#10: Disordered Eating with Dr Lauryn Lax

    Feeding Families is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

    This episode was generously sponsored by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition: https://csnn.ca

    About the Episode:
    My guest and I are tackling the topic of eating disorders and disordered eating today. Dr Lauryn Lax brings the perspective of someone who herself climbed out of a vicious cycle of eating disorders, as well as that of a trained functional medicine practitioner who helps others do the same. She talks through some proactive things parents can do in the home to prevent disordered eating, along with some of the less conventional yet effective treatment strategies to explore. She also outlines 13 early warning signs parents can look out for that might signify their child is developing disordered eating.

    Guest Bio:
    Dr. Lauryn is a former TV news journalist gone “health detective” who helps clients worldwide take their health back into their own hands.

    As a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Lauryn’s work is inspired by over 20 years of clinical and personal experience specializing in Gut Health, Hormone Imbalances, Toxic Mold Recovery and Disordered Eating. She is the author of 8 books and her personal story has been featured on ABC, Good Morning America, CBS, and USA Today.

    https://drlauryn.com/

    About our Podcast Network:
    The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice in the following six areas: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids nutrition, healthy home, beauty, and parenting. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life!

    About the Feeding Families Podcast:
    No matter where you are, if you’re a parent I’m pretty sure you and I want the same thing - to build strong mental and physical health in our kids and set them up for a bright future. In our episodes, we break down the nuts & bolts of kids’ nutrition and bring you inspiring food stories and practical strategies so you can overcome real-life food challenges shared by parents everywhere. We want you to leave our episodes with more clarity, new ideas, inspiration, and unwavering confidence in the food decisions you make every day.

    About your Host (Jess Sherman MEd, FDN-P, RHN):

    Jess is a Family Health Educator and mother of three focused on nutrition for brain health and resilience in kids. She uses her training as a certified teacher, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Holistic Nutritionist to improve the lives of children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, autism and mood disorders by helping their parents uproot hidden stress and nourish them deeply. Her book, Raising Resilience, and her online resources - Calm & Clear Kids and the Resilience Roadmap - have reached families all over the world.

    Links for Jess
    www.JessSherman.com
    www.RaisingResilienceCommunity.com
    https://www.jesssherman.com/biologyofbehavior
    instagram.com/Jess.Sherman_RaisingResilience

    To learn how Jess helps families minimize symptoms of anxiety & moodiness and set their kids up for strong health, development and resilience visit: a...

    • 51 min
    EP#09: Nourishing the Microbiome with Lorene Sauro

    EP#09: Nourishing the Microbiome with Lorene Sauro

    Feeding Families is a part of the EcoParent Podcast Network: https://www.ecoparent.ca/podcasts

    This episode was generously sponsored by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition: https://csnn.ca

    About the Episode:

    There is now robust research on how microbes impact our health and wellbeing. But as research has exploded, so has confusion about what to actually do. Do we need probiotics? Certain food? Does it really matter all that much? What should we do after antibiotics? Lorene breaks down what every parent needs to know about their child’s microbiome including some of the most recent research on why it’s so important, and simple ways you can support its health. You’ll be delighted at how she simplifies such a complicated topic!

    Guest Bio:

    Lorene Sauro has been a holistic nutrition professional for 22 years and a food professional for 30 years. She is a food developer, acclaimed speaker, and published author. Frustrated by the lack of common sense when it comes to the discussion of food and health, Lorne works to help the public find the food and health solutions that are right for them, and also provides support to professionals to help them have more answers for their clients.
    She founded the Functional Microbiome Program, the Functional Hormone Balance Program, and the Inspired Learning Hub - a webinar series for practitioners that provide them with the latest research about food and the wellness industry.
    She is the co-founder of the Canadian Holistic Nutrition Conference and the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-Pro), and she has helped hundreds of holistic nutrition students and graduates with their educational and professional needs. In 2017 Lorene received the CSNNAA Lifetime Achievement award for her work in the industry.

    Links
    www.thedigestersdilemma.com
    https://www.instagram.com/lorene_sauro/

    Dairy study discussed: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10408398.2014.967385

    About our Podcast Network:

    The EcoParent Podcast Network helps busy families live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Our host experts are imperfect, real, busy parents just like you who share ways to lower our collective carbon footprint and practical strategies that make a difference to your family’s health, the planet and to our children’s future. We offer raw, honest conversations and actionable advice in the following six areas: pregnancy & birth, pediatric wellness, kids nutrition, healthy home, beauty, and parenting. Join us and get inspired to live a more sustainable, healthy life!

    About your Host (Jess Sherman MEd, FDN-P, RHN):

    Jess is a Family Health Educator and mother of three focused on nutrition for brain health and resilience in kids. She uses her training as a certified teacher, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Holistic Nutrition professional to improve the lives of children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, autism and mood disorders by helping their parents uproot hidden stress and nourish them deeply. Her book, Raising Resilience, and her online resources - Calm & Clear Kids and the Resilience Roadmap - have reached families all over the world.

    Links for Jess
    www.JessSherman.com
    www.RaisingResilienceCommunity.com
    https://www.jesssherman.com/biologyofbehaviorbr...

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Michelle - On her path ,

A Gem!

So many great takeaways from listening to these podcasts. Jess is an amazing host… asks the questions I want answers to and summarizes content to make it clear and approachable to all. Good stuff!!

Melissa @letslivebrave ,

Thank you!

This is by far the best podcast I have found on family nutrition. I cannot wait for more episodes. Thank you for all this info. More families need this! I am so glad I stumbled across it.

Single Delight ,

What a paediatrician you to know about feeding kids

The conversation provided excellent and usable information about using food as nourishment and medicine for children. It highlighted the role that certain food allergies can play in infections and poor immune systems. The talk was engaging, easy to follow and practical. Can’t wait to hear more episodes.

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