Can you eat too much of a healthy food?

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Eating healthy is a good thing, right? Well, think again. We always hear that eating a variety of foods in moderation is best, but what happens... Read more

Are fad diets safe for kids?

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There seems to be a never ending supply of fad diets that advertise that they help to shed pounds or get people to eat to “healthier”... Read more

GMO Foods: Are they really bad for us?

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on GMOs. For many parents, it seems obvious that feeding their children foods knows as... Read more

For kids, too. Eat less added sugar to reduce cardiovascular risk

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We all know that eating too much sugar is not good for our kid’s health, but how much is too much? The American Heart Association recently... Read more

Why do kids love sweets so much?

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Today’s guest bloggers are Julie A. Mennella, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Center and Samuel S. Gidding, MD, Nemours Cardiac Center, A... Read more

Healthier choices for your child’s lunch box

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Today’s guest blogger is Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, LDN, assistant clinical professor of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel’s College of... Read more

Mix it up! Back to school lunch ideas

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It's a busy time of year with kids starting school. They have their backpacks, notebooks, and pens, but you may have forgotten one essential—a... Read more

Extreme obesity has tripled among teens

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Over 450 pounds. That’s what a 14-year-old boy who came in for his first appointment with me weighed. Our office scale only goes up to... Read more