Kids Thrive at Every Size

How to Nourish Your Big, Small, or In-Between Child for a Lifetime of Health and Happiness
by Jill Castle

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For every parent who’s worried about their child’s weight or size, this insightful book offers an approach to health that focuses on the whole child—not just the growth chart.

All children deserve a future free of health concerns and one full of self-esteem and wellbeing, no matter their size. Yet,...
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Published By Workman Publishing Company

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 320

Publication Date 08/13/2024

ISBN 9781523521838

Dimensions 6.05 inches x 9 inches

“Jill Castle offers sage guidance to parents concerned about their child’s nutrition by promoting a whole-child approach that fosters healthy habits and positive body image regardless of size.”
—Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH, founder of the Dr. Yum Project and coauthor of Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater
“A holistic, practical approach and easy-to-follow advice. Jill Castle offers expertise without judgment.”
—Charlotte H. Markey, PhD, professor of psychology at Rutgers University and author of The Body Image Book series
“At a time when our youth's mental, emotional, and physical health is in a state of crisis, Kids Thrive at Every Size is the most important book any parent, educator, or medical provider can read. Jill Castle has written the prescription we all need to raise children who flourish at any size.”
—Alexia Vernon, author, Step into Your Moxie, and speaking and thought leadership coach
“In Kids Thrive at Every Size, Jill Castle provides parents and caregivers with a balanced approach to health and wellness for children, from a professional who is at the forefront of the pediatric nutrition field. She reminds us that health comes to kids of all sizes and involves so much more than food.”
—Heidi Schauster, MS, LDN, CEDS-S, SEP, author of Nurture: How to Raise Kids Who Love Food, Their Bodies, and Themselves
“Parents everywhere struggle to meet the impossible standards of raising healthy children in a culture that overvalues appearance. Jill Castle has compiled the most important information and strategies parents need to confidently raise a healthy child at any size. Kids Thrive at Every Size solves a problem that until now felt unsolvable. A true gem!”
—Maryann Jacobsen author of My Body's Superpower
“Jill emphasizes that all children, regardless of size, deserve to cultivate health-enhancing lifestyle habits, where enjoyment and connection are vital.”
—Reshma Shah, MD, MPH, pediatrician and award-winning author of Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families

“Jill is best known as America's Pediatric Nutritionist, but she recognizes nutrition is only one part of the whole that makes for a healthy kid. Her book will be my go-to gift for new parents and grandparents.”
 —Dr. Chris Rosenbloom, author of Co-Author, Food & Fitness after 50 and Professor Emerita, Georgia State University
“Jill's approach to body size is brilliant. I highly recommend this book.”
—Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RD, CPT, Hispanic Food Communications, Inc.
“When it comes to child holistic health and overall well-being, Kids Thrive at Every Size may be the most important book you’ll ever read as a parent, caregiver, or pediatric healthcare clinician.”
—Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN, New York-based pediatric dietitian and author of Safe and Simple Food Allergy Prevention
“A much-needed resource that highlights the importance of establishing healthy habits and prioritizing mental well-being at every size. As a dietitian and a mother of two boys, I plan to use this book as a valuable guide and a foundation for meaningful conversations.”
—Andrea (Andy) Mathis, MS, RD and creator of Beautiful Eats & Things
“Jill Castle is a trailblazer in our field.”
—Ashley Smith, RDN and founder of Veggies & Virtue
Kids Thrive at Every Size is now my top recommendation for my patients.”
—Brandie LaSala, MD, pediatrician and weight management physician
Kids Thrive at Every Size outlines a framework for thinking about how you can define what healthy means for your family beyond just nutrition in a way that will foster confidence, autonomy, and self-acceptance in your child.”
—Stacie Billis, Cookbook author and podcast Co-host, Didn't I Just Feed You
“In a world with polarizing views on diverse body sizes and nutrition, Kids Thrive at Every Size validates parent’s feelings while offering empathetic and evidence-based solutions.”
—Kelly Jones MS, RD, CSSD, sports dietitian and mom

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