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Beth Wallace

Decreasing your family's fat intake

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:01 AM
Make a big impact on your family’s fat intake by moving towards 1% or skim milk. You’ll keep all of the benefits of the protein and vitamins, but lose the saturated fat. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top... Read more

Looking to reduce your salt intake?

Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:48 AM
Looking to reduce your salt intake? Look at the Nutrition Facts label and compare the number of Calories to the amount of Sodium. If the sodium is less than the calories, it’s usually a safe pick. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will... Read more

What is the #1 source of excess calories in teenage diets?

Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:32 AM
Sugar sweetened beverages are the No. 1 source of excess calories in teenage diets. Keep flavored seltzers and waters in your fridge to cut the calories but keep the flavor. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top tips for... Read more

Are low-fat products really healthier for your family?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:09 PM
Are low-fat products really healthier for your family? Many contain added sugar to make up for the flavor, so check the label to make sure you're getting a healthy, balanced product. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top... Read more

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
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, when, and how... 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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