Tag "Center for Better Health and Nutrition"

More time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic means more meals are being consumed at home, too. I figured families might be struggling with lunch ideas, given that this meal is most often eaten outside of the home during school and work. › Continue Reading

Preventing illnesses, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, is at the top of all of our minds. While it’s not practical to think that we can avoid 100% of illnesses, having a healthy immune system is an important part of › Continue Reading

For kids, summer means freedom, fun and a break from the daily grind. 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 › Continue Reading

Heart health is important for adults AND kids alike. The habits that we establish as young children, such as lifestyle choices and the way we eat, are carried with us into adulthood. In fact, there is some research to suggest › Continue Reading

A study led by Cincinnati Children’s Dr. Robert Siegel employed green smiley face stickers and rewards to encourage students at a Cincinnati elementary school to choose healthy foods at lunch, and the results were promising. The smiley faces were placed › Continue Reading

One in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese. According to the American Heart Association, this puts them at a higher risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. The Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that › Continue Reading

Bob Siegel, medical director of the Center for Better Health and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, agrees with a recent study showing that measuring body mass index (BMI) fails to identify as much as 25% of children and › Continue Reading