Adopting A Healthy Lifestyle As A Family To Help Prevent Obesity In Kids
The prevalence of kids who are overweight or obese is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, 39.6% of kids between the ages of 2-19 are overweight and 18.5% are obese. Read four tips to help families adopt a healthier lifestyle and prevent obesity in kids:
8 Practical Ways to Start A Low Glycemic Diet for Kids
A clinical dietitian at Cincinnati Children's provides 8 easy ways your family can incorporate low glycemic foods into your diet to stay fuller longer.
4 Healthy Habits of Kids Who Eat Their Fruits and Veggies
A pediatrician noticed that the parents who have been successful at getting their kids to eat fruits and veggies have these four healthy habits in common:
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Child’s Diet
Reducing sugar is a way to promote a healthier lifestyle and ward off diet-related diseases. Read about 5 easy ways to reduce sugar in your child's diet.
8 Healthy Halloween Food Ideas
One of our dietitians shares eight kid-friendly and healthy Halloween food ideas for this year's celebration.
Does McDonald’s Have the Right Idea?
McDonald’s may have had the right idea in incentivizing children with toys to make certain food choices. Our team wondered if we could use a similar tactic but motivate kids
Know Your Child’s Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Today is the American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day. It’s their official call for Americans to receive an assessment to see if they’re at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. While the
Jacob’s Story: A Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Journey
Many teens struggle with severe obesity and the decision to have bariatric surgery. Watch this documentary about Jacob Miller and his weight loss journey.
Is it Okay to Give My Child Juice?
In my opinion, the best approach is to not offer juice – or any sugary drink for that matter – to your children. There is a huge correlation between weight
Youth Fitness 101: A Kid-Focused Workout Video
Read how Cincinnati Children's HealthWorks! nutrition and fitness program can improve your child's eating habits and attitude towards exercise.
Handy Portion Control for Kids’ Meals
One of the most frequent questions I get asked in clinic is “how much food should my child eat at each meal?” Portion control is a great topic to talk
The Immediate Impact of the Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure
As many of you were watching the details of Alexis Shapiro’s surgery unfold on Twitter (#HyObesity) last Friday, you might have been wondering about the benefits of the sleeve gastrectomy
Testing Recommended: High Cholesterol Can Occur in Childhood
High cholesterol isn’t a problem limited to adulthood. In fact, it’s becoming more common in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that among youths aged 12-19 years,
Hypothalamic Obesity: Miscommunication Between Brain, Gut
Hypothalamic obesity affects the hypothalamus, which regulates communication from the brain to the stomach.
Why I’m Interested in NFL Concussion Rates
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
All snacks are not created equal
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
Sugar Overload and Your Child
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
Holiday Season Tips on Healthy Eating for Kids
If you and your family are hoping to avoid packing on extra pounds over the holidays, there are some simple things you can do now to prepare. Studies show that
Teach Young Athletes the Goldilocks Principle: Not too Much, Not too Little, but Exercise That’s Just Right
When it comes to physical activity in children and adolescents, we often see two extremes. Inactivity is widely known as a contributing factor of obesity, but too much physical activity