Friday, February 5, 2016


Gov. Christie: Don’t dismiss healthy school lunches and recess

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:00 AM
I know the late night TV hosts love the media circus surrounding what we’re calling an election “process.” The jokes practically write themselves. Little did I know that parenting bloggers would get some material to work on, too. That was until Governor Chris Christie veered away... Read more

There’s sugar in what?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:00 AM
Sugar. We hear about it often and try to avoid it, but how much do we really know about the added sugars in our food? With the newest national dietary guidelines recommending no more than 10 percent of total calories in the day coming from sugar, limiting intake is a hot topic for parents who are trying... Read more

5 tips to get your kids cooking

Monday, January 25, 2016, 4:00 AM
Seems like cooking shows featuring kids are the hottest thing on TV right now from Master Chef Junior to Kids’ Baking Championship. I admit, I’m addicted to them myself. The upside is that they’re highlighting how much fun it can be getting kids in the kitchen and involved in cooking... Read more

5 healthy and lucky foods for the new year

Monday, January 11, 2016, 4:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Stefanie Weiner, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian, Healthy Weight Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Happy New Year! We are only into the second week of 2016, but if your resolutions need a dose of good fortune and good nutrition check out this list of foods... Read more

Organic vs. conventional foods: environmental impact, nutrition, taste

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 4:00 AM
Editor’s note: This is the last in a series on organic and conventional foods. In the previous two installments we have seen that certified organic (CO) foods are cultivated with the use of pesticides in a similar manner to conventional foods. As a result, the myth that CO foods are pesticide-free... Read more

5 nutrition tips for kids with type 2 diabetes

Monday, January 4, 2016, 10:11 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Megan Robinson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who cares for children with diabetes, Turner syndrome, and endocrine disorders. Eating healthy is important for all kids, but for kids with... Read more

8 simple new year’s resolutions for families

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 11:38 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Rob Danoff, DO, a family physician and program director of the Family Medicine and Combined Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency Programs at Aria Health. A new year presents a time for a fresh start. Do you want to serve your family more fruits and veggies? Be... Read more

Treating chronic pain in kids

Monday, December 28, 2015, 10:22 AM
Today's guest blogger is Katherine S. Salamon, PhD, who directs the Integrated Pain and Wellness Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmingtion, DE. Many children and teens experience chronic pain that disrupts their daily lives. A variety of factors – physical, psychological... Read more

How healthy is your child’s school?

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its Healthy Schools initiative, providing federal funding to states to reduce risk factors related to childhood obesity and to promote the healthy well-being and development of children. This initiative is an acknowledgement of the critical... Read more

How to take the stress out of holiday eating for kids with type 1 diabetes

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 11:27 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Megan Robinson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who cares for children with diabetes, Turner syndrome and endocrine disorders. The holidays are here and that means spending time with family... 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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