Friday, July 31, 2015

Beth Wallace

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

Ask a nutritionist: How do I pick a juice box?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
For many kids, juice is a lunch or snack staple, and for others it’s a special treat. No matter what the situation is in in your house, it’s important to consider three things when selecting a juice box for your kids. 1. Portion Size: Generally, less is more when it comes to juice. Children... Read more

6 tips for a healthier Halloween

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
Halloween is just around the corner, and with that comes all the fun of the festive parties and trick-or-treating. It can be hard as a parent to find the balance between allowing the kids to enjoy their treats while not going overboard. But before you start hiding the pillowcase-sized bag of candy... Read more

5 quick and easy healthy breakfasts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
Can it really be back to school time already? By now, your family has already started into a morning routine, but how can your kids start off the day at their healthiest? By giving them a breakfast loaded with nutrients. Kids who start their day with breakfast have been shown to have better attention... 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. Division 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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