There’s little doubt that our diet is responsible for a variety of health problems. Kids and families eat very differently than they did a generation ago. Processed foods are part of life. What if it’s not so much the kind of food we eat but how the food is prepared that gives rise to many […]
Are you old enough to remember the TV commercials where smiling mothers stirred pitchers of KoolAid on the front porch in summer? They were serving liquid happiness to the children running around in the front yard with a giant singing pitcher of KoolAid. Or so it seemed.
With the plates cleared and Thanksgiving over, I’m seeing countless containers of leftovers filling my fridge. It’s the right time to pitch this idea I’ve had to my family and hope they’re willing to consider one more of those ‘crazy pediatrician ideas’ I have. I want to help where I can eliminate food insecurity for […]
An apple a day. Is NOT Enough. Listen up boys and girls, Moms and Dads, teens and tweens. You are NOT really hearing me. Listening and hearing, ya know? Because, well… Mr. Mali says Health is not a one semester class you take in Middle School, and he says it more beautifully than I ever […]
Did you know that 75% of eight to nine year old girls say they like the way they look? According to Teens Before Their Time, only 56% of girls like the way they look by the time they are teenagers. What happened to the 75% of girls who liked they way they looked when they […]
In recent weeks, I think my Dad might have been peering over my shoulder, offering a gentle needed reminder with one of his favorite sayings. “No one ever went to the grave wishing she’d spent more time at the office, you know.” I know, Dad. I know, and it’s the weekend. Finally! I found myself […]