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Creating healthy habits now can last a lifetime

Most experts (including the ones from Clinical Nutrition at Children’s) agree that cultivating healthy eating and exercise habits in children at an early age increases the chances that those habits will carry over into adulthood. Though much is being done in our schools and communities to help support healthy lifestyles in children, parents and guardians […]

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Is Your Child Safe From the Measles?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that the number of U.S. measles cases in the first four months of 2014 is at an 20 year high. According to Dr. Jeffrey S. Kahn, Director of Infectious Disease at Children’s Medical Center, the incidence of measles in North and South America is still […]

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Sugary Drinks

The Bitter Truth of Sugary Drinks

One in every three children in America is either overweight or obese. Reducing or eliminating sugary beverages is one of the easiest changes a family can make to reduce calorie intake and positively impact a child’s weight. Recently, McDonald’s announced they will no longer advertise sugary beverages with kids’ Happy Meals. This does not mean […]

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