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Beth Wallace

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

Kids and food dyes: Should I be concerned?

Monday, August 25, 2014, 9:26 AM
For years, experts have encouraged children to “eat the colors of the rainbow” for a balanced, healthy diet. Imagine juicy red strawberries, sweet yellow bananas, and crunchy orange carrots, just to name a few examples. But what happens when those colors come from Red 40 and Yellow #5?... Read more

5 kid-friendly food additions to boost nutrition

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
These days, I think we’ve all wary of the term “food additives.” But the following additions below will give your family’s diet a little healthy boost. From Chia to Cacao, there are a few things that you can use to add more nutrition to your family meals without messing with... Read more

Belly pain? The solution might be in the kitchen

Monday, June 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
If there’s something that I talk about almost every day as a pediatric dietitian, it’s poop. (Glamorous, isn’t it?). That’s because almost every parent, at some time or another, has questions about what might be normal for their child. Many times, these conversations start as... Read more

5 things you really need to know about sugar

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Whether your child has a sweet tooth or not, parents often have questions about sugar. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate that the body uses as a source of energy. Some foods naturally contain sugar like fruit (fructose) and dairy (lactose). Added sugars are the biggest dietary concern because excessive... Read more

Are kids hooked on caffeine?

Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:00 AM
I will be honest with you. I’m not a really productive member of society until I’ve had 16 ounces of coffee. As adults, some of us have a caffeine fix the morning. But should we be concerned that kids are trending towards a serious caffeine addiction with a Starbucks on every corner... Read more

Making sense of' 'milk'

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
Doesn’t it seem like one of the fastest growing nutrition product markets has been the “milk” industry in the past five years? I am 100 percent confident that in my childhood, I never saw a commercial for almond milk. No longer do parents walk into the grocery store and choose between... Read more

Would you pay your children to eat their vegetables?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents have tried it all when it comes to getting their children to eat vegetables, and it seems that there is no end to their creativity. After making them into fries, hiding them in desserts, and sometimes begging for their consumption, it seems like there is no consistent way to ensure that your... 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, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
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.
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., 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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