Fitness and Nutrition
COVID-19: Returning to Sports After Time Away
As the weather gets nicer and restrictions start to be lifted, we all hope we’re closer to playing and watching sports again. As the transition to more activity begins it’s important for parents to understand that your child will need to ease back into playing the sport they love to avoid an injury.
Lunch Ideas For Families Spending More Time At Home
More time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic means more meals are being consumed at home, too. A dietitian shares some simple, kid-friendly lunch ideas that go beyond turkey sandwiches and PBJs!
Rehab at Home: How to Recover When You Can’t Get To the Gym
Whether it’s working-from-home, or digital learning, we’re doing more from home than ever before. For athletes who have sustained an injury and are in the rehab phase, this period of staying at home can still be useful in your recovery – we just need to get a little creative with things you have at home!.
Building Immunity with Food
While it’s not practical to think that we can avoid 100% of illnesses, having a healthy immune system is an important part of boosting our natural defenses. Read a dietitian's tips for boosting immunity with food.
7 Exercise Ideas to Keep Kids Active This Winter
Kids ages 6-17 are supposed to receive 60 minutes or more of vigorous physical activity each day; but tend to be a lot less active in winter. Read 7 ideas to help keep them active during the colder months.
5 Things to Consider When Kids Break or Fracture A Bone
When a kid breaks or fractures a bone, parents want him to feel better and heal as soon as possible. The good news is that when this happens, kids’ bones are great at healing and remodeling. Surgery isn’t always needed. Read how treatment should be tailored, as every child, situation and break is different.
7 Tips for Making Mealtimes Less Stressful
The benefits of eating family meals together are numerous, but can be a struggle for many families - especially for those who have concerns about their child's eating habits or nutrition. Learn seven tips to help make mealtimes less stressful and more positive for the whole family.
10 Healthy & Portable Post-Sports Snack Ideas
Somewhere along the way, snacks following youth sporting events got complicated – not to mention unhealthy! A dietitian offers 10 post-sports snack ideas to help young athletes replenish fluids, give a boost of energy, and provide nutrition needed for recovery.
6 Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch Your Kids Will Actually Eat
It is possible to pack a healthy lunch that your kids will actually eat! Read six tips explaining how to do it from one of our dietitians.
7 Ways To Help Your Family Stay Physically Active This Summer
While it’s much easier to encourage your kids to be physically active in the summer months, it can still be challenging. Hectic camp and work schedules, the heat, and video games can all play a role in a potentially sedentary summer lifestyle. Read 7 suggestions to get them moving this summer.
Celiac Disease: List of Gluten-Free and Gluten-Containing Ingredients
When your child has been diagnosed with celiac disease, deciding what to eat can be overwhelming! Use this list of gluten-free and gluten-containing foods.
5 Tips to Make A Gluten Free Diet More Manageable
A new diagnosis of celiac disease and initiation of a gluten free diet can be overwhelming, especially for kids. Read five tips from a dietitian to help make it more manageable:
Using Prior Research to Help Kids Make Healthy Dietary Choices at School and Home
Our researchers visited school cafeterias to understand dietary choices at school. Here are 7 tips they've identified to help kids eat healthier.
Healthy Breakfast For Children: Why Is It So Important?
Studies show that kids who eat breakfast do better in school, have better concentration, perform better on standardized tests, have fewer behavior problems and are more energetic.Learn the components of a healthy breakfast for children to jump-start their day!
Back-to-School Nutrition Tips
Getting good carbohydrates and a source of protein in your child before school can be a key to their success in the classroom.
Why Strength Training Is Important For Young Athletes
Strength training is an important tool young athletes can utilize to make sure they're doing everything they can to avoid injury on the playing field.
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.
Invisible Battle with Concussions – Catesby’s Recovery
Sarah Clay describes how her son Catesby was able to get back on the field after two concussions sidelined him for months.
Baby Food: What Parents Need to Know
Read about when to introduce your baby to solid foods, what foods to try, and tips for making your own baby food at home.