Fitness and Nutrition

Each week this summer, we are spotlighting a vegetable and sharing some recipes from Pinterest that we hope will inspire you to either try the food for the first time or prepare it in a fun new way. Today’s spotlight vegetable is the › Continue Reading

Each week this summer, we are spotlighting a vegetable and sharing some recipes from Pinterest that we hope will inspire you to either try the food for the first time or prepare it in a fun new way. Today’s spotlight vegetable is KALE. › Continue Reading

It’s warm outside and with most schools out for the year, it is feeling like summer is finally, officially here. This long-awaited warm weather is bringing with it the return of farmers markets and abundant opportunities to try new vegetables, › Continue Reading

When I was growing up in California, recess was my favorite part of the school day. It was unstructured play time where we could choose our favorite activities and burn calories while running, jumping, playing kickball… whatever we wanted. In fact, › Continue Reading

A diagnosis of either Celiac’s Disease or gluten sensitivity – and the strict no-gluten diet that is necessary to achieve optimal health for people who have these conditions – can be pretty overwhelming. Especially when the person who can no › Continue Reading

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, 14% of kids who are normal weight and 43% of › Continue Reading

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

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

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 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