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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

Could poor sleep habits increase my child's obesity risk?

Monday, May 19, 2014, 9:26 AM
Chronic sleep deprivation from infancy to mid-childhood was associated with high overall obesity rates at age seven, found a study In Pediatrics released online today. This is yet another study has been published in the journal about the importance of sleep for the healthy development of children... Read more

TV in a child's bedroom: It's only bad news

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
The evils of too much screen time have been discussed before on this blog, ranging from the benefits of limiting usage to keeping devices away from the dinner table. They are about to be discussed again. This time, however, we will talk about the evils of having a screen in your child’s bedroom... Read more

Should you tell your child she is 'too fat?'

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents, it turns out you probably shouldn’t use the f-word around your children. No, not that f-word. The other one. “Fat.” In a research letter published last week in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers found that 10-year-old girls who were told they were “too fat” by... Read more

How healthy are children in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:50 AM
Childhood obesity and access to health care remain some of the most pressing issues when it comes to children’s health in Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties, according to recently released reports from Public Citizens for Children and Youth, a children’s advocacy non-profit. The reports... Read more

How inactivity is really hurting our children

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
Only about one-quarter of American teens aged 12–15 years engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily, according to recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The findings from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination... Read more

How does recess and gym help learning at school?

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:49 AM
What does your child say when someone asks about his or her favorite subject? Does your child usually say recess or gym? Do you cringe wishing that reading, math, or science was the answer? Actually, it’s not wrong to love recess or gym class, and recent studies show that recess and gym class... Read more

“Mom, Dad, am I fat?”: Talking to your kids about weight and health

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, associate dean, professional development, at the Jefferson School of Population Health and is a member of the Philadelphia Health Initiative. “Mom, Dad, am I fat?” It's a question that many parents aren't sure how to answer. There’s... Read more

5 ways families can fight obesity

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 AM
Could the childhood Obesity Epidemic really be improving? A recent study published in Pediatrics showed improving trends in physical activity, sedentary behavior, diet, and Body Mass Index in sixth to tenth grade students in the United States from 2001 to 2010. Researchers found an increase in the... 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
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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