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Should aspartame sweetened milk still be called milk?

Friday, May 3, 2013, 9:45 AM
It’s hard for me to imagine that milk sales are on the decline with how my 1 and 3-year-old drink milk – they go through it quickly and usually ask for more. But I can see how plain white milk might eventually be a tough sell. The highly nutritious drink has a lot of competition from alternatives... Read more

Is the size of the plate making your child overweight?

Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:51 AM
You’ve probably heard of the term “portion distortion” in conjunction with massive restaurant size servings. A serving could provide the equivalent of three meals in one sitting. As portion sizes have slowly increased, plates sizes have also grown to accommodate them. Now, a... Read more

Five Free Apps to Make Healthy Eating Easier

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 9:21 AM
If you’re like me and your iPhone (or Android) is rarely outside of arm’s reach, you should keep reading. Nutrition apps have exploded onto the digital scene over the last few years. From calorie counting to countless recipes, there are hundreds of options that promise to make your... Read more

How do you make a superfood even better?

Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:06 AM
How do you make spinach, a superfood, more super? Pair it with a food high in vitamin C like an orange, berries, or peppers to make its nutrients easier for your body to absorb. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top tips... Read more

Creating a balanced meal for your family

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:53 AM
At mealtime, create a balanced meal by including foods from at least three different food groups: healthy whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top tips for... Read more

Is your family getting enough veggies?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 1:15 PM
Be portion size wise to make sure you are getting enough vegetables. One serving size is equal to 1 cup of raw, or 1/2 cup of cooked veggies. Be sure to aim for 4-5 servings a day! March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top... Read more

Want to boost up your breakfast?

Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:51 AM
Want to boost up your breakfast? Add some chopped almonds to yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies for a boost in protein, vitamin E, and heart healthy fat. March is National Nutrition Month so all month long CHOP's trusted dietician Beth Wallace will be sharing her top tips for healthy eating. Follow... Read more

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
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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