Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fitness

Biking with Bobby event will share resources for safe riding

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today's guest blogger is Bobby Henon, a Philadelphia City Councilman representing the 6th District in Northeast Philadelphia. He can be reached through www.bobbyhenon.com. Riding a bicycle is a great blend of practicality, exercise, and fun, but lot of people still have questions and concerns about... Read more

7 Autumn Activities in the Lehigh Valley and Surrounding Areas

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Heather Manning who lives in Bethlehem, PA with her partner and their sons, Lucas and Miles. Together they hike, paddle, run, swim, visit farms, and attend festivals throughout the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area. Her blog originally appeared on Kids Outdoors Philadelphia... 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

Philly Play! promotes play as a way to healthier lifestyle

Monday, September 23, 2013, 9:33 AM
Today's guest blogger is Bobby Henon, a Philadelphia City Councilman representing the 6th District in Northeast Philadelphia. He can be reached through www.bobbyhenon.com. The health and well-being of our city’s children is a major indicator of our quality of life. As a father of two boys,... Read more

Move over protein shakes! Five power foods every teen athlete needs

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 5:30 AM
School is in session! I could say that it was the whistles during drills from the high school football field that reminded me of fall sports season, but truthfully, it was the cross-country team that passed me running on Kelly Drive that made me think about being a teenage athlete. Though many teens... Read more

5 steps to make playing outside with your child more fun

Friday, August 2, 2013, 6:05 AM
Have you ever gone outside with your excited child ready to play and not sure what to do, or did your child start out excited to play basketball with you and complained after 10 minutes that it was no fun? As you probably know, children need at least one hour of physical activity a day, and parents... Read more

A summer slump with the kids at home? Try a schedule

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 5:25 AM
Are you tired of hearing, “I am bored, there’s nothing to do?” Are you getting frustrated that your kids are sleeping in late, watching TV, playing video games, or on the computer all day? Does your child look and act like they have no energy? Are you worried your child is going... Read more

How do I keep my kids safe playing outside this summer?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
With the summer months approaching, children and their parents are looking forward to long warm days playing in the sun. There are a myriad of outdoor activities that can keep kids busy such as sports in the backyard, summer camps, the pool, and long bike rides. A recent article by the American Academy... Read more

It's spring! How can I get my child active outside?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 5:40 AM
Is your child watching TV, playing video games, on their cell phone, or on the internet after school? Do you remember running outside, playing sports, tag, building forts, and jumping over creeks? Is this a memory of your childhood and not your child’s? The weather is getting nice! Now is a... Read more

Take the “work” out of “workout” for your teen

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:50 AM
Say the word “exercise” to teens, and they are as likely to look for an escape route as if you asked them to do the dishes. They’ll probably say they’re “too tired,” not realizing that a burst of physical activity will give them a burst of energy. In fact, most nine-year-olds... 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.

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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.
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
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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