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Healthier Alternatives for Your Super Bowl Feast

For most, feasting and football go hand-in-hand on Super Bowl Sunday. Does it surprise you that the average American eats a day’s worth of calories during the game? If you want to keep your family from this fate, Deborah Stern, RD, LD, a clinical dietitian at Children’s, says to plan ahead by preparing healthier snacking […]

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3 Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity

If you haven’t noticed a national push to lower childhood obesity rates, then you’re not paying attention. Major cities and school districts are trying new approaches in their lunchrooms, and programs like First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign, Let’s Move, are encouraging parents to get their kids fit. Some areas of the country already are […]

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How to Pack Fresh, Fit School Lunches

Parents, now that the holiday break is over for your little ones, it’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. Making, packing and taking lunches from home ensures your kids get a healthy, well-balanced meal at school. After all, school cafeterias consistently offer kids favorites of pizza, chicken nuggets and hot dogs as part […]

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Healthier Triple Mac n Cheese

Like most, your Thanksgiving meal probably means a feast of many different sides in addition to the turkey and desserts. But there’s no reason why you couldn’t prepare healthy versions of those sides to help make the meal a bit more nutritious. Lindsey Mazanec, M.S., R.D./L.D., a clinical dietitian at Children’s, has whipped up a […]

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Meet Active Wife and Mom Dr. Ximena Lopez

Ximena Lopez, M.D., is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. We caught up with her to find out who she is inside and outside of work. WHAT SHE DOES: Has dedicated her research and practice to specializing in pediatric Type 2 diabetes and pediatric obesity. […]

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Girls in their halloween costumes

Healthy Halloween Alternatives

All year you’ve diligently prepared your family healthy dinners, packed your kids healthy lunches for school and even kept sweets to a minimum. And then Halloween arrives with its abundance of sugary and fatty candies and sweets. But there are healthier alternatives to keep your kids from lapsing into sugar comas over this spooky holiday. […]

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