Fitness and Nutrition

As a pediatric dietitian I thought feeding my children would be easy. This was the case for my first child, but it was not for my second. My youngest did not like eating and refused things I thought were good › Continue Reading

You might be asking yourself why a Cincinnati Children’s researcher would be interested in NFL concussion rates. I realize that the connection might not be immediately apparent. Sure, I love football and even played in college, but that’s not why › Continue Reading

We’re all aware that regular physical activity is important and has many health benefits. But even some very active kids have a difficult time keeping the exercise going during the winter months. We get it – it’s cold, it’s dark › Continue Reading

As a dietitian in the Center for Better Health and Nutrition, a common complaint I hear from parents is that they spend lots of time packing school lunches, only to find the majority of it coming back home in their › Continue Reading

By now, most kids are in the daily grind of waking up, going to school, participating in an after-school activity, doing homework, and going to bed.  Our kid’s schedules are fuller than ever, and young minds need solid nutrition to › Continue Reading

I realized the need for a research study as I was picking up my youngest daughter from child care. She was three years old at the time, and like many her age, a very picky eater.  As a conversation starter, I › Continue Reading

Safe Summer Hiking

Summer time presents plenty of time to go for a hike. But, there are also a few dangers. The first and most important thing to have on a hike (besides your map) is enough water. Pack at least 6 ounces › Continue Reading

There is certainly no shortage of dieting, health, and nutrition advice out there today.  Making sense of it all can be challenging.  As a parent, when you decide you want to start adopting a healthier diet for your kids, where › Continue Reading

I’m excited to be partnering with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to help you get outside more and enjoy some wonderful adventures in nature. Hi, I’m Tammy York the author of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cincinnati. I’m an avid › Continue Reading

Too many sugary drinks and treats can have an impact on your child’s health. Check out what our experts have to say about the realities of sugar overload. A healthier diet can prevent tooth decay, heart disease, diabetes and childhood › Continue Reading

So, what’s the big deal with energy drinks? They taste good, they come in cool packaging, you can get them anywhere and it’s just caffeine, right? Energy drinks are marketed as providing a “safe” boost of energy, but recently, there › Continue Reading

Putting together an allergen-free holiday meal doesn’t have to be challenging. The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s recently shared a link to EatingwithAllergies.com on its Facebook page as a resource both guests and hosts can use to › Continue Reading

The holidays are officially here – the mall has transformed into a winter wonderland and families everywhere are perfecting their Thanksgiving menu for tomorrow. For me, the holidays mean relaxing, having fun with family and friends, and of course eating › Continue Reading

This week, as we gobble up Thanksgiving traditions and the scents in the kitchen that bring us back to childhood memories, we bring you a story about the power of comfort food. It is a Thanksgiving story, of sorts, that › Continue Reading

Jump. Stop. Pivot. Pop! That’s the sound most athletes hear when they suffer a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the most common and painful knee injuries. And it’s eight times more likely to happen to your teenage daughter than it › Continue Reading

October and November are full of opportunities to take part in a brisk walk or run to benefit a miriad of fantastic causes. If you’re thinking about hitting the pavement to raise awareness and funds for your favorite organizations, our › Continue Reading

Luring kids away from their video games for an entire week to learn healthier lifestyle habits can be a challenge — unless they’re going to a fun-filled camp with their peers. Summer camp is a new twist for HealthWorks!, which › Continue Reading