Sunday, December 21, 2014

Nutrition

How Drexel and the IBC Foundation are fighting childhood obesity

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest bloggers are Abby Duffine Gillman, Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, Healthy Futures Initiative Project Manager, and Stella Volpe, Ph.D. , Department of Nutrition Sciences, Professor and Chair at Drexel University, Principal Investigator of Healthy Futures. Imagine... Read more

Ask a nutritionist: How do I pick a juice box?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
For many kids, juice is a lunch or snack staple, and for others it’s a special treat. No matter what the situation is in in your house, it’s important to consider three things when selecting a juice box for your kids. 1. Portion Size: Generally, less is more when it comes to juice. Children... Read more

6 tips for a healthier Halloween

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
Halloween is just around the corner, and with that comes all the fun of the festive parties and trick-or-treating. It can be hard as a parent to find the balance between allowing the kids to enjoy their treats while not going overboard. But before you start hiding the pillowcase-sized bag of candy... Read more

What's being done to improve children's health in our region?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. When my kids were young, I knew how important it was to make sure they were eating healthy, and getting enough exercise and sleep. Like most parents, I did what I could to be a positive role... Read more

Watch out for high sugar in these drinks

Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
Gatorade is the “thirst quencher.” Vitamin water wants you to “hydrate the hustle.” With fall sports in full swing, now is the time that many children and teens reach for sports drinks, flavored water, and fruit flavored drinks. However, we may need to reexamine the labels... Read more

5 quick and easy healthy breakfasts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
Can it really be back to school time already? By now, your family has already started into a morning routine, but how can your kids start off the day at their healthiest? By giving them a breakfast loaded with nutrients. Kids who start their day with breakfast have been shown to have better attention... Read more

Healthy eating habits need to start early, CDC study finds

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 8:44 AM
Establishing healthy eating behaviors early in life can potentially predict healthy eating behaviors later in life, and even better overall health, found new research in a Pediatrics supplement published online today. The data comes from a follow-up study of children at 6 years of age who were previously... Read more

One Philly teen's fight against childhood obesity

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
When it comes to encouraging kids to eat healthier, teaching them how to do it isn't an easy task. But 17-year-old Kaseir Archie has found the key is for teens like himself to deliver the message to his peers. Over the past year, the Philadelphia teen has been working with young athletes in the Ed... Read more

What teens do and don’t know about health, safety

Monday, August 4, 2014, 5:30 AM
Teenagers sure say “I know!” a lot. I know — not just because I’m an Adolescent Medicine doctor, but because I am a mom. Just this summer I got a good number of “I knows” from my very own teens to loving reminders like “don’t forget to use sunscreen... Read more

5 kid-friendly food additions to boost nutrition

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
These days, I think we’ve all wary of the term “food additives.” But the following additions below will give your family’s diet a little healthy boost. From Chia to Cacao, there are a few things that you can use to add more nutrition to your family meals without messing with... Read more
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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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division 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
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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