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Beth Wallace

Five foods to fight viruses

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 5:30 AM
In the last several weeks, it’s become quite evident that viral season is upon us. With the turn in the weather comes a rise in both respiratory and gastrointestinal (stomach) viruses. Though it would be impossible to eliminate all viruses coming your child’s way, frequent hand washing... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Sweet Potato Spears

Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
Turn up the flavor and nutrition on your classic potato wedges with this week’s recipe. Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, important for eye sight, as well as healthy teeth and skin. They are also a source of Vitamin C, fiber, and many other vitamins and minerals. Sweet Potato Spears Ingredients: 3... Read more

Reader question: Help! My child is a picky eater.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:00 AM
Editor's Note: We would like to thank the readers who have submitted questions to Healthy Kids! Our experts will periodically answer questions in their areas of expertise. Question: My 4-year-old daughter is a picky eater. She loves oatmeal, Greek yogurt and fruit, but it is really difficult to... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower

Friday, October 4, 2013, 9:42 AM
What’s my secret favorite big-game indulgence? Wings. And being from upstate New York, I like to fancy myself as somewhat of a buffalo wing aficionado. Since it’s not a great idea to be eating fried chicken wings on a regular basis, this recipe is the best of both worlds: a serving of... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Crispy Edamame 'Popcorn'

Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:23 AM
Put that microwave popcorn back on the shelf. This is your new savory snack that the whole family will love, and you will love knowing how healthy it is for them. With just the right amount of cheese and a little garlic, these soybeans get crispy in the oven for the perfect eat-by-the-handful snack... Read more

Healthy game day recipes: Roasted Vegetable Stromboli

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:08 AM
When it comes to a game-time favorite, nothing is as good as pizza…until you try this stromboli. I know, you don’t see how a stromboli could ever be healthy. Swap this with your regular pizza for a full serving of vegetables and so much flavor that you will never even miss the traditional... Read more

Healthy game day recipes: Family-friendly crock-pot turkey chili

Friday, September 13, 2013, 11:08 AM
What’s a great game day recipe that you can start in the morning, walk away from, and will be ready at game time? Turkey chili. Why is this family-pleasing meal healthy? The beans provided a good source of fiber, and chili is an easy place to sneak in vegetables to a meal. This recipe is nutrition... Read more

Move over protein shakes! Five power foods every teen athlete needs

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5:30 AM
School is in session! I could say that it was the whistles during drills from the high school football field that reminded me of fall sports season, but truthfully, it was the cross-country team that passed me running on Kelly Drive that made me think about being a teenage athlete. Though many teens... Read more

Thinking outside the (lunch) box

Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 5:30 AM
Back to school mode is in full swing, and more likely than not, there are a few parents that are standing in their kitchen thinking about the 180 school lunches that they will make their child this year. While school lunch programs are moving towards healthier choices, many parents and kids still... Read more

The Truth About Whole Grains

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 12:00 AM
On a recent family vacation, I was given the task of picking out a few snacks at a rest stop for the remaining car ride. Knowing that there were many lobster rolls and ice cream sundaes to be had in the week ahead, I wanted to have some snack options that were healthy, but satisfying enough for a three... 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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
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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