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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

Do junk food ads contribute to childhood obesity?

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 5:00 AM
Looking for another reason children should step away from the TV? You can add “contributes to obesity” to the list. In fact, a report from the World Health Organization’s European office stated that the marketing of junk food to children through commercials and social media has become... Read more

How to lighten up your summertime party staples

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 9:53 AM
There are two times of the year that children gain the most weight in my professional experience. The first is during the holiday season, and perhaps surprisingly, the second is during the summer. A combination of these factors could lead to weight gain – a lack of structure in their day without... Read more

Is your child eating too much salt?

Monday, May 20, 2013, 5:30 AM
It’s no surprise that eating too much sodium, or salt, can increase your blood pressure as an adult. However, it may come as a surprise that the amount of sodium that children eat can affect their blood pressure even at a young age. Earlier this year and for the first time ever, the World... 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, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
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. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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