Posts Categorized: Nutrition

Back to School: Healthy Eating

From the endless line of desserts, mesmerizing smell of French fries, and sizzling sound of burgers, school cafeterias are every child’s dream. Ordering healthy options can be a challenge for young children when they are surrounded by their favorite treats. Teach your child how to order a balanced meal before they go back to school… Read more »

Should Your Child Drink Caffeine?

Morning coffee runs have become a staple in our daily lives. Many adults can not go a day without at least a cup of coffee, a glass of soda, or an energy drink. Daily doses of caffeine can cause us to fail to recognize the impact each beverage can have on our health. For children… Read more »

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 »