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Quiz: Can you pick the better snack?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:00 AM
In the world of deciphering nutrition facts, there are some things that can slip past even the most discerning eyes. Parents place a lot of emphasis on the nutrition in their children’s meals, but when it comes to snacks, sometimes even foods that sound nutritious may be wreaking havoc on... Read more

The most common causes of iron deficiency in toddlers

Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:13 AM
Did you know that excessive milk consumption is one of the most common causes of iron deficiency in toddlers? Stick to a goal of 2-4 servings (or 24 ounces) of dairy per day to get the bone health benefits without the risk of over-doing it. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's... Read more

What to feed your child after a stomach virus

Monday, January 28, 2013, 5:40 AM
Along with the winter dip in temperatures, also comes a rise in seasonal viruses. With a widespread flu outbreak this year, children are at an even higher risk of coming in contact with a virus that will keep them from school. Though the occasional stomach virus is likely inevitable, knowing what to... Read more

How to keep your food (and family) safer

Friday, January 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
For many of us, we’ve only heard about food-borne illness in the news. You may have then checked your jar of peanut butter to make sure it wasn’t recalled and moved on with your day. However, for some, the repercussions of buying the wrong vegetable or cut of meat can literally mean life... Read more

Three nutrition resolutions your family should make this New Year

Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 12:00 PM
Ten! Nine! Ate! Well, I know I may have indulged a little too much over the last few days! Does anyone else feel the same way? It’s time to get myself back on track. The New Year presents us with a fresh opportunity to make a healthy commitment to ourselves and our families. Little changes... Read more

The top 10 foods nutrition experts won’t feed their kids

Friday, December 14, 2012, 11:07 AM
By Beth Wallace In my quest to make the world of pediatric nutrition less confusing for parents, sometimes the simplest information is left out. Sometimes it seems like all you hear is, “Try this!” or “cook it this way instead.” I know you get a LOT of information about what... Read more

Making the best of the fast food option

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 3:52 PM
By Beth Wallace Picture this: A mom is rushing to get some holiday shopping done after work before picking the kids up from basketball and ballet. Before she knows it, it’s 6:15, time to leave the mall and get the kids. And those kids will be hungry. What’s a busy mom to do in the middle... Read more

1 in 6: Your Risk for Food Poisoning

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 1:08 PM
Is it just me, or is anyone else surprised that it’s time to thaw a turkey? Ready or not, it’s time for everyone’s favorite food-filled holiday. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to share some time with those special to us and over a beautiful meal. But if yours is anything... Read more

How To Avoid The Candy Corn Coma

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 3:27 PM
By Beth Wallace Pirate costume? Check. Fairy princess? Check. Scary-faux-bloody-monster-man? Got it. King-size pillow case filled to the top with mini candy treats? Uh oh… It’s that fun time of year again when kids young and old head out into the night to show off their well-crafted... Read more

Five ways to pack a healthy school lunch

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:18 PM
It’s hard to believe that the end of the summer is here, and it’s time to get back into school mode. Back to the early morning routine, finishing homework, and packing a healthy lunch. Making lunch at home is the best way to ensure that your child has a healthy, power-packed mid-day meal... 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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