Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beth Wallace

6 ways to reduce food waste in your home

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
I will be honest; I have never thought much about throwing out the wilted kale or the expired container of yogurt in my fridge. Not until I read the recent reports on just how much food the average American family wastes per year: $1,500 worth. And outside of my own personal financial loss, the environmental... Read more

Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy, safe, and successful school year! Talk about how it feels to start school again. Model how to appropriately express your feelings and manage anxiety. Anxiety... Read more

What's in my food? Answering common questions about additives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Enriched.” “Naturally flavored.” “Additives.” This list of confusing terms that describe the foods we feed our families goes on and on, and sometimes it’s hard to determine what we are actually eating. But perhaps to your surprise, not all of the buzzwords... Read more

Nutrition-packed summer produce: What to buy now and where

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Summer is by far my favorite season. Not only do the longer days lend themselves to a little extra fun, but those warm temperatures yield all of that perfect summer produce we just love. And when you have great produce around, the options for easy, fast, and healthy summer meals are endless. What... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Almond-crusted chicken tenders

Friday, June 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Kid or adult, who doesn’t love crispy chicken tenders every now and then? Whether fresh out of the oven or served over a salad, these tenders pack a huge nutrition punch from their extra protein, healthy fat, and vitamin E from their tasty almond crust. Almond-crusted chicken tenders Ingredients: ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Kiwi-strawberry watermelon pops

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:56 AM
These last few days in Philadelphia have been so beautiful, it’s clear summer is right around the corner. And with those warm days ahead, your family will be looking for a sweet treat to beat the heat. Instead of store bought treats full of sugar and little to no nutrition, why not make your... Read more

4 ways to refresh your lunchbox routine

Monday, April 6, 2015, 8:20 AM
Let’s face it. It’s April. You’ve been packing your child’s lunch for school for seven consecutive months. Suffice it to say that the lunch box routine might be getting a little old for both you and your kids. While everyone touts breakfast as the most important meal of the... Read more

Does my child need a multivitamin?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Gummies, chewable, liquid, pill… Every parent wants his or her child to be healthy, and whether or not to give a multivitamin is a common question we receive from parents. Based on the advertising and extensive row of children’s multivitamins available, one would assume that every child... Read more

1 of 5 U.S. kids eats this food every day

Monday, January 19, 2015, 9:51 AM
On any given day, at least 20 percent of American children and adolescents eat this one food, according to a new study in Pediatrics. It’s usually eaten at lunch or dinner, but you can make a breakfast version. And its many variations include: deep dish, stuffed, and rolled. Can you guess what... Read more

Clean eating…for your kids?

Monday, January 5, 2015, 9:42 AM
At the beginning of every new year, many families focus on ways to adopt healthier behaviors. And many times, I often have to encourage parents not to adopt the trendy, fad-diets that are popular this month. But not this time. This year I want you to be the trendiest family on the block. To tell... Read more
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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
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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