Friday, October 9, 2015


Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy, safe, and successful school year! Talk about how it feels to start school again. Model how to appropriately express your feelings and manage anxiety. Anxiety... Read more

What's in my food? Answering common questions about additives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
“Enriched.” “Naturally flavored.” “Additives.” This list of confusing terms that describe the foods we feed our families goes on and on, and sometimes it’s hard to determine what we are actually eating. But perhaps to your surprise, not all of the buzzwords... Read more

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

Gluten-free diets: Debunking the myth

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:09 AM
In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the use of gluten-free diets to counter a myriad of symptoms, ranging from headache, to abdominal pain and even to behavioral problems in children. While many people, including many high-profile celebrities, bring compelling personal stories... Read more

What's the latest in treating childhood obesity?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recently, the Canadian Taskforce on Preventive Health released recommendations about the identification and management of childhood obesity in primary care. Our friends in the North are not alone in this problem. Currently, one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are classified as... Read more

Raw milk: The benefits don’t outweigh the risks

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
As raw milk’s popularity increases, debates about its possible benefits and dangers are heating up. Federal laws prohibit interstate sales of raw (unpasteurized) milk products. However, states like Pennsylvania have legalized sales within its borders – and it hasn’t been without consequences... 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
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
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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