May 2023

Setting SMART Goals To Combat Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States that shows no signs of slowing down. According to Harvard university, one out of every six children in the United States is obese, and one in three children are overweight or obese (Harvard School of Public Health, 20161) This is highly concerning news since childhood […]

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The Benefits of Resistance Training for Weight Control and How to Start a Program for Kids

Introduction Weight control is a crucial aspect of overall health, and resistance training has been gaining popularity as an effective means of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. In addition to cardiovascular exercise and a healthy diet, incorporating resistance training into one’s routine can yield numerous benefits for weight control. Not only does it help

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Mindful Eating for Children: 4 Steps to Help Kids Conquer Cravings

As a parent, you do everything to help your children be happy and healthy. Unfortunately, excess weight tends to come on slowly, making it difficult to stop before it becomes a problem. It doesn’t help that the food system has its own flaws that make ultra-processed foods cheap, available, and easy. It’s no wonder that

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Smart Snacks for Kids: Protein and Fiber to Keep Hunger at Bay

As parents, we know that keeping our kids well-fed and satisfied is crucial for their growth and development. But with the abundance of sugary and processed snacks available, it can take time to make healthy choices. That’s where smart snacks come in – snacks packed with protein and fiber to keep hunger at bay and

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How to Talk to Your Child About Weight and Body Image in a Positive Way

As parents, we want to do everything possible to ensure our children grow healthy and happy. However, discussing weight and body image can be difficult and sensitive. Here are some tips on positively talking to your child about weight and body image. Avoid Negative Language Using negative language, such as calling someone “fat,” can be

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How Sleep Affects Weight and Weight Affects Sleep – A Vicious Cycle

There’s no denying that sleep is important for children in regard to their ability to focus, grow, develop, and stay in a good mood. Still, it’s been reported that almost half of children in the United States do not get at least 9 hours of sleep, leaving many of them sleep deprived. This lack of

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Picky Eaters

Picky eating is a common challenge faced by many parents, especially those with  young children. It can lead to frustration, mealtime struggles, and concerns about your child’s nutrition. As a pediatric obesity specialist, I understand the importance of establishing healthy eating habits early in life. In this blog post, I will share some practical tips

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