Posts Categorized: Nutrition

Pittsburgh Brashear Wins National Healthy Schools Award


Pittsburgh Brashear earned the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2016 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for making changes that promote healthier eating and physical activity for students and staff. Through a school-health partnership between Pittsburgh Public Schools and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, this award was granted to Pittsburgh Brashear by the Alliance for… Read more »

Healthy Snacks During Sporting Events


With spring here, and warmer weather starting to peak, it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer sports for our kids. Many of our children will be involved in sports, especially competing in day or week-long tournaments, so looking for healthy food alternatives are key. Parents need to be looking out for snacks that provide… Read more »

Holiday Nutrition – Another Reason to Celebrate the Season


We have so much to celebrate with our children during the holiday season, including special foods. As much as I loved sweets as a child, I also loved it when my mother would prepare raw vegetables during the holidays. Even though many of the vegetables were those that my sisters and I ate year-round, vegetables… Read more »

Happy & Healthy Eating: Here Come the Fabulous Foods of Summer


After the winter we just endured here in the tristate area, who isn’t celebrating the fact that summer is almost here?!  I’m thinking about frozen desserts, watermelon, and grilled everything. Summer provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy food favorites and make new summer memories. It’s a great time to enjoy the abundance of fresh fruits… Read more »

Eating Happy or Eating Healthy — Do You Have to Choose?

By: Ann Condon-Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC It’s not unusual for parents to ask us in the Nutrition Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for help with their picky eaters. While not recognized by insurance companies as a diagnosis, “food selectivity” is a real and present problem in many… Read more »