Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Anna Nguyen

Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash soup

Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:36 PM
Last month, we featured a roasted butternut squash recipe. Here’s what you can do if you decide to roast the butternut squash for soup. This soup would make a great opener to a Thanksgiving feast! You can easily alter this recipe to your tastes. See alternative sweeter version below that I made... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Broccoli bacon mac 'n cheese

Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:39 AM
This lighter homemade cheese sauce sneaks in pureed butternut squash, which you can't taste. You can roast butternut squash, buy pureed butternut squash, or substitute with canned pumpkin or mashed sweet potato for this recipe. I used Target's Simply Balanced pureed squash from the grocery aisle. It's... Read more

Ignite recalls Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:59 PM
Ignite recalled about 130,000 Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers because if a child chewed on the drinking straw, small pieces could break off into the child’s mouth, posing a risk of ingestion or aspiration of the small part. Some of the straws have a plastic mold in the shape of fangs, lips... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fall vegetable curry

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Try this fall-inspired vegetable curry as a meatless Monday dish. Both of my girls liked it and asked me to put in more sweet potato next time. From the original recipe, I added additional spices to make it more flavorful. I also doubled the sauce. You can serve it with a side of brown rice. Fall... Read more

Burley Design recalls child bicycle trailers

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:47 PM
Burley Design recalled about about 34,820 child bicycle trailers in the United States and Canada because the trailers with black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing a crash hazard to the child in the trailer. This recall involves seven models... Read more

Pottery Barn Kids recalls Avengers and Darth Vader water bottles

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:46 PM
Pottery Barn Kids recalled about 15,630 Avengers and Darth Vader water bottles because the gray paint on the metal portion of the water bottle can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. The water bottles are gray with a blue or black plastic top, a vacuum-valve... Read more

LaRose Industries recalls Peanuts Flying Ace Ride-On Toys

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 4:17 PM
LaRose Industries recalled about 11,000 Peanuts Flying Ace Ride-On Toys because the toys' blue hubcaps can detach from the wheel’s axle, posing a choking hazard to young children. They were sold exclusively at Target. This recall involves Peanuts Flying Ace ride-on toys modeled after older... Read more

Healthy Halloween themed snack ideas for kids

Friday, October 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
I defnitely understand that candy is part of Halloween (in moderation, of course), but here are some healthy treats kids can help make before they get into their candy! Below are some recipes that I found online. Disney and Food Day put together this Healthy Halloween guide for parents. There are... Read more

Anne Frank Elementary receives national healthy school award

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
When Principal Mickey Komins says Anne Frank Elementary School is a “healthy school,” he really means it. Several years ago, Komins and his staff began placing an emphasis on teaching its students lifelong healthy habits. Earlier this month, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognized... Read more

Bexco expands recall of DaVinci brand cribs

Friday, October 2, 2015, 11:07 AM
Bexco expanded its recall of DaVinci brand cribs to another 6,000 in the United States and 13 in Canada because a metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this occurs, a baby can become entrapped in the crib, fall or suffer... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at 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. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
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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