Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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FGX International recalls 215k children’s sunglasses

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2:51 PM
FGX International recalled about 215,000 children’s sunglasses because the surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law. This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Mac-n-cheese bites

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Traditional mac-n-cheese can have a significant amount of calories and fat. Try this version, for about half the calories and fat, but all of the flavor. They are sure to be a hit with the whole house! Mac-n-cheese bites Ingredients: - 3 cups of cooked whole wheat macaroni - 1 tablespoon... Read more

What to watch: NOVA’s Vaccines – Calling the Shots, Sept 10

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
What do diseases like the mumps, measles, and whooping cough have in common? Once considered largely eradicated diseases in the United States, they’re now reemerging throughout our country and the world. What has this meant for us? Children are getting sick and dying from preventable diseases—... Read more

Tray Vous recalls snack and activity trays for strollers

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:10 AM
Tray Vous recalled about 860 snack and activity trays for strollers in the United States and Canada because the opening between the recalled tray and stroller seat bottom allows an unharnessed child’s body to pass through, but could trap a child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard. The... Read more

What’s new? Hearing in the modern classroom

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Yell Inverso, Au.D., PhD., CCC-A a pediatric audiologist at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children. Elementary school classroom are virtually unrecognizable these days compared to what most of us can recall. Gone are the neat rows of desks with children sitting forward-facing... Read more

Healthy eating habits need to start early, CDC study finds

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 8:44 AM
Establishing healthy eating behaviors early in life can potentially predict healthy eating behaviors later in life, and even better overall health, found new research in a Pediatrics supplement published online today. The data comes from a follow-up study of children at 6 years of age who were previously... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Crunchy veggie chopped salad

Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
Fresh vegetables like corn, broccoli, tomatoes and green beans make this salad a delightful summer recipe. These vegetables add texture, flavor and fiber to this dish so there is no need to heat up the stove for a summer meal. Try this salad instead! Add chicken, fish, tofu or beans for added protein Crunchy... Read more

App review: 4Kids Health from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
The 4Kids Health app from the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis covers it all when it comes to kids’ health. Here are some of the main features: Symptom Tracker: It lets you search under a long list of symptoms. For example, you can look up Hand, Foot... Read more

Your essential back-to-school health checklist

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Rhona H. Cooper, MSN, MA, RN, CBIS, School Health Coordinator for the School District of Philadelphia. In July, I heard the first commercial of the summer from a national office supply store announcing that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”... Read more

Reading, writing and making friends...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
As parents, we try to prepare our children to go back to school by reviewing their letters and numbers, helping with summer reading, and making sure they’ve got all their supplies. But are we preparing them socially, to get along with others, and emotionally, to make friends? Having friendships... Read more
About this blog
The Healthy Kids blog is your window into the latest news, research and advice around children's health. Learn more about our growing list of contributors here.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Jefferson Medical College
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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