Sunday, November 29, 2015


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

Should I be concerned about pesticides in conventional and organic produce?

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on organic foods. It’s a continuation of a discussion about pesticides found in organic and conventional produce. Whether you give your kids conventional or CO produce, one fact is very important to keep in mind: all pesticides used in American... Read more

Building strong bones in the teen years for strong bones later

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Were you wondering why the skeleton didn’t dance at the Halloween party? The answer is quite sad really — he had no “body” to dance with. We wouldn’t be dancing either if we didn’t have 206 strong bones holding us up, working with our muscles to move, and protecting... Read more

Healthy and fun Halloween ideas for your family

Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Halloween is here…children everywhere are excited to dress up and be their best minion, princess, or Eagles player! Along with the parties, parades, and trick-or-treating, comes the mounds of candy your kids will probably pine over for the next two weeks. And hey, I am all for the fun of trick-or-treating... Read more

Anne Frank Elementary receives national healthy school award

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
When Principal Mickey Komins says Anne Frank Elementary School is a “healthy school,” he really means it. Several years ago, Komins and his staff began placing an emphasis on teaching its students lifelong healthy habits. Earlier this month, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognized... Read more

Organic foods: Are they actually pesticide-free?

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on organic produce. It is almost a given for many parents that “Certified Organic (CO)” means healthier food. Ask the average American consumer what makes CO foods healthier and the answer is often that they are pesticide-free. Some parents... Read more

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
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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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