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4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Posted 5/15/2017 by UHBlog

4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Curb the soda habit with these tips.

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4 Healthy After-School Snacks

Posted 9/30/2016 by UHBlog

4 Healthy After-School Snacks

Your child may want to reach for sugary and high-calorie snacks after school, but there are healthier options.

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5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Posted 7/12/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Five smoothie combinations that are sure to satisfy you.

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Help! My Child is Overweight

Posted 6/15/2016 by UHBlog

Help! My child is overweight

You can help your child lose weight and get healthy with the right plan. We can help.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Picnic Basket

Posted 5/30/2016 by UHBlog

Try this Healthy Picnic Basket

Picnic food can be both healthy and tasty if you plan ahead.

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March: National Nutrition Month

Posted 2/22/2016 by April Verdi, RDN, LD

Happy National Nutrition Month. If you see a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), be sure to thank him/her for all their hard work in providing your family with research-driven nutrition care. This month, we recognize the role RDNs play in the health of our children. As a RDN, I’m frequently asked about picky eating: “How can I get my child to eat something else besides chicken nuggets?” With good intentions, you may hear, “Your child will grow out of it.” But m...

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Healthy Holiday Recipes for Kids

Posted 11/18/2015 by UHBlog

Holiday treats can be part of your child’s healthy diet. Ask us how. Your children devour the brownies at the neighborhood cookie exchange, while you fixate on the amount of sugar and fat they are consuming. Give them – and yourself – a break. “Holidays don’t come around all that often,” says clinical dietitian Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD. “Like with adults, if kids eat healthful meals and snacks 90 percent of the time, they can splurge 10 percent of the...

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Why Isn’t Your Child Eating Their Packed Lunch?

Posted 10/9/2015 by UHBlog

Want to take the frustration – and power struggle – out of lunch? Ask us how. If you’ve run out of good ideas for your child’s packed lunch and no variety of food seems to make a difference, maybe it’s time to rethink why your child isn’t eating in the first place. It may not have anything to do with the food you’re packing, says clinical dietitian Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD. “The biggest reason why kids won’t eat their lunch is lack of time,...

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How Much Water Should My Child Drink?

Posted 9/15/2015 by UHBlog

Drinking water every day is essential for your child’s health and wellness. Yet about one-quarter of children in the U.S. do not drink water on a daily basis. Follow these guidelines for how much water your child needs to stay healthy and hydrated. Get more health tips and information on symptoms, treatment options, prescription medications, prevention and more from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Health & Wellness Library.

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Why Your Kids Need More Orange Juice and Milk

Posted 7/22/2015 by UHBlog

Is your child getting enough vitamin D for good health and disease prevention? Ask us. Most of us don’t spend enough time outdoors to get the vitamin D we need. While lack of vitamin D is a problem for adults, it’s even worse for kids. According to pediatric rheumatologist Angela Robinson, MD, teenagers and young adults need vitamin D to help them absorb calcium, the building block for strong bones and teeth. If they’re not getting adequate amounts of the sunshine vitamin &nd...

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12 summertime health and safety tips

Posted 7/1/2015 by UHBlog

Jerri A. Rose, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist, Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Your family’s schedule is jam-packed. Fortunately, making sure your children eat well does not have to take a ton of time. The best way to help kids eat well is to serve healthy options at every meal and snack. Follow these tips from Janet Kramer, MPH, RDN, LD, ...

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