Advice from a Clinical Dietician – Good Eats

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, but healthy habits aren’t a once-a-year thing. We can make choices every day to improve the health of our kids and ourselves. Ellen Cernich, MS, RD, LDN, CDE is a Clinical Dietician in the Endocrine Wellness program at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh who works with families year-round to… Read more »

Kickstart Your Kid’s Day – Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Getting kids ready for school each morning can feel like a game of 20 Questions. Do you have your homework? Did you brush your teeth? Where are your shoes? But when it comes to “Did you eat breakfast?” answers can vary. Some kids forgo breakfast for extra sleep or because they say they aren’t hungry…. Read more »

How to Make the Healthy Choice – Picking the Right Foods for Your Kids

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, providing us with an opportunity to learn more about this condition and take steps to help children live a healthy lifestyle. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for long term health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Luckily, we can help reduce childhood obesity… Read more »

Healthy Habits Start at Home – Back to School Lunch Ideas

Back to school means back to early mornings, homework time, and lunch packing. The school year is a busy time for parents and kids, which can lead to stress and feeling short on time. While it may be easier to have your kids grab a slice of pizza in the school cafeteria, it’s important to… Read more »

Back to School and Take a Leap – Tune up to a Good Night’s Sleep!

As the summer is ending, we leave behind lazy mornings, melting away from our hands like a dripping ice cream cone. Parents are getting ready to send their kids back to school. It’s a time of mixed emotions for some and for others, a time of relief. Parents everywhere are gathering important school supplies for… Read more »