Feed to Succeed Podcast
By Betsy Hjelmgren and Jen Karakosta
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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!
||CleanBody Weight and the Young Athlete||Coach encouraging you to lose or gain some weight for performance? Youth sports dietitian, Melanie Battaglia, is featured on this episode about nutrition and body weight amongst young athletes. Betsy and Jen ask some pointed questions about when it is..||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAthletic Kids, Food Fads and Sports Supplements||Feed to Succeed Series 3, Episode 9||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiets: Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, What's a Kid to Do?||Feed to Succeed Season 3, Episode 8||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Stephanie Drobac: when weight issues are related to hormonal imbalances||Season 3, Episode 7||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen is low weight normal and okay, with Dr. Divya Gupta||Feed to Succeed Series 3, Episode 6||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA weighty subject: mental health and body image with Lynn Zakeri||Feed to Succeed, Series 3||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhysical Activity and Healthy Weight with Kate Kalnes||Feed to Succeed, Series 3||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeed to Succeed Series 3: When Weight is a Symptom of Disordered Eating||Jen and Betsy, along with fellow Feed to Succeed colleague Gia Diakakis, discuss disordered eating among children and teens of different ages. Join in to hear more about signs, symptoms and prevention.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne Teen's Journey to a Healthier BMI||Feed to Succeed, Series 3||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Premiere - Worth the Weight||Feed to Succeed Series 3||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Finale: That's a wrap!||Bob's Red Mill vs Pillsbury flour - which is better? What did Jen learn most from season 2? Is your child secretly a good athlete, but no one knows it because they never hydrate? Listen to the final episode of season 2 as Jen and Betsy discuss...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAccommodating diets and nutrition in the school: Special Guest Shira Schwartz, education advocate||Does your child follow a special diet or have nutritional accomodations that affect his/her school day? Have you successfully partnered with your school district to keep your child safe, healthy and included? if you need some tips or wonder about the...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFall is around the corner - seasonal eating and gardening||The nights have begun to cool down and we are thinking about fall eating! Cinnamon apples, pumpkin pies, pears and squash are amongst our favorite fall delights. Join Betsy and Jen as they update their listeners to the late-season garden, what's good...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack in the routine: breakfasts and dinners for busy families||Do you have the time and energy to make sure your family is eating healthy breakfasts and dinners daily? We don't! Betsy and Jen discuss tips and ideas to getting a well-balanced meal planned and ready for busy mornings out the door, and crazy...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack to School! Snacks and Lunches||Episode 9||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIBS and the low FODMAPS diet||Have you or your child been told you have "IBS"? Or do you or your child have ongoing GI symptoms of upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation, reflux, gas and bloating; but every doctor you've seen has said there is nothing wrong? If so, you will want...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Intolerances - lactose and beyond!||Series 2, Episode 6||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEoE and Celiac: One Family's Journey Through a Surprising Diagnosis||Series 2 Episode 5||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKids (and adults!) with gastro-esophageal reflux||Series 2, Episode 5||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEosino-WHAT??? with Dr. Vince Biank||Series 2, Episode 3||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKids and constipation: How do we keep things moving?||Series 2, Episode 2||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeed to Succeed Season 2||Episode 1 - Intro to Kids' Nutrition and GI||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeed to Succeed - Meet RD Gia Diakakis||Registered dietitian and second-most senior Feed to Succeed employee Gia Diakakis, joins Betsy Hjelmgren to share about Gia's background, love for nutrition and children, and more! Listen in to hear why Gia is so passionately concerned about hydration..||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanF2S Bonus Material - Amanda Gordon and infant nutrition||Amanda Gordon, registered dietitian, lactation consultant, and pediatric nutrition experts, shares her experience and insight with the youngest of Feed to Succeed's clientele - birth to age 3. Listen in as Betsy interviews Amanda to learn more about...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeed to Succeed Bonus Material - Julia Marquardt on peanut allergy||Join Betsy Hjelmgren as she chats with Julia Marquardt, Feed to Succeed's office manager extraordinaire and mother of three. Listen to Julia's firsthand experience living with a child with severe peanut allergy, as Julia shares how food allergy...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeries 1, Episode 12: Bringing it all together||Join Betsy and Jen as they revisit the highlights of the first series of the Feed to Succeed podcast and weigh in on the take-away themes. From take a S.E.A.T. to determine the cause of the behavior, to understanding that all eating habits...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeries 1, Episode 11 - Engaging your kids with colorful, seasonal foods||Spring time in the local garden||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Difficult Mealtime (and other) Behaviors||Series 1, Episode 10||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeries 1, Episode 9 - Introducing Food Variety with special guests Alyssa and Nate||Meet Betsy's kids, Alyssa and Nate! Betsy and her kids talk about the importance of eating a variety of different foods and food allergy management at their schools. Alyssa shares her experience with breakfast skipping. Nate discusses kids...||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeries 1, Episode 8: Milk, water and all those beverage options!||Too many drink options to choose from!||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do kids benefit from meal schedules and routines?||New guest, nurse practitioner Karen Gentile of Kids First Pediatric Partners in Skokie, IL, joins Betsy and Jen to discuss the benefits and tips for establishing eating routines and schedules for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Highlights of..||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Many Tries Until My Kids Will Eat That?||Click here to download Smita Joshi, guest expert in feeding difficulties, joins Betsy and Jen for an in-depth and helpful discussion about strategies for getting kids to eat things they don't want to eat. Engaging and informative talk. One of the best..||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForce Feeding: A bad means to an end, with guest Smita Joshi||Click here to download Feeding therapist and feeding expert, Smita Joshi of Assential Therapies, joins Jen and Betsy for an in-depth discussion of primary feeding difficulties and what you can consider when seeking help for a difficult eater. Very...||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFamily Meals - Why and How||Jen and Betsy dive into family meals - ups and downs, challenges, and how to overcome some of the most common obstacles such as time, frequency and benefits of making time to sit down together a few times a week. Cream of Tomato Soup (mentioned in the..||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Feed to Succeed Podcast||Funny, down-to-earth, engaging talk show about kids' food and nutrition; hosted by dietitian and pediatric nutrition expert, Betsy Hjelmgren and her co-host, culinary arts teacher and foodie expert, Jen Karakosta. This first episode in a 12-part...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Are Kids' Nutrition Needs Different?||Click here to download Join Betsy and Jen as they delve into kids' nutrition needs, and how the heck are they different from adults?!? This lighthearted discussion addresses concerns from milk consumption, to protein needs; and other confusing issues...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're Not a Short Order Cook||Click here to download Have you ever found yourself feeling like a short order cook in your own kitchen? We all have. Betsy and Jen discuss this approach to feeding kids, and provide their own insight and experience as a dietitian and a culinary...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Excited for what’s to come!
I just listened to your first podcast and I’m so excited to see what topics are on the agenda in Pediatric nutrition! A very well done podcast!
I just listened to your episode with the pediatric neurologist with the son the was diagnosed with celiacs and EoE. I just want to say thank you and how amazing that was! My 10 year old was diagnosed with Celiac on May 4, 2017. When they did his scope they also found and diagnosed him with EoE. It’s so neat listening to someone else with both. I have not met anyone else that has both medical issues. It has been a change for sure for our family but it’s been really neat listening to her and her perspective.
Absolute best podcast I have ever heard. Betsy hits the nail on the head. We have a variety of uniquely different issues with all of our children ranging from allergies to downright pickiness and Betsy does an unbelievable job offering excellent advice on how to deal with a multitude of challenges.