Another group of people I am extremely grateful for are the community’s nursing mothers, who can also help the babies receiving care at CHOC. Under CHOC’s breast milk donation service, women can donate their extra breast milk in the name of CHOC to help premature and sick babies. Oftentimes, women who give birth prematurely have
By Carol Peng, MS, RD, CSP, CHOC Children’s clinical dietician Let’s celebrate June as it’s National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. As the summertime sun gets warmer, vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables fill up our supermarkets and kitchens. Needless to say it’s the best time to consume more fruits and vegetables. Here are five
By Shonda Brown, RD, CNSC, CSP, CHOC Children’s sports dietician Water is the most essential nutrient for athletes, yet it’s often forgotten when discussing adequate nutrition for physical activity and improving sports performance. Adequate fluid intake provides multiple advantages to an athlete, including decreased perceived effort, decreased heart rate, decreased core temperature and increased performance.
By Amanda Czerwin, DTR, CLE, and Nichole Balandran, DTR, CHOC Children’s Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services March is National Nutrition Month, and CHOC Children’s dieticians join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in encouraging everyone to enjoy the taste of eating right in 2014. Research shows that taste is the No. 1 reason for choosing the
By Jan Skaar, RD, CSP, CNSC, CLE, clinical dietician at CHOC Children’s You are not alone in your love for chocolate! February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month, and recently there has been an increasing focus on the potential health benefits of chocolate. The connection between the benefits of cocoa and cardiovascular health stems from the
CHOC Children’s is seeing fewer breast milk feeding errors after a more than two-year initiative to redesign the process for safer and more efficient handling. With very few government regulations in place, hospitals across the country struggle to establish best practices in handling breast milk, and CHOC is no different. Busy nurses are often tasked
By Colleen E. Trupkin, RD, CNSC, clinical dietician at CHOC Children’s Jan. 19 is Popcorn Day! Corn, also called maize, is a member of the grass family. There are six types of corn: pod, sweet, flour, dent, flint, and popcorn. Popcorn is the only one that pops. It comes in two shapes: snowflake and mushroom.
Can you serve last night’s pizza for breakfast? Sure! Breakfast is the most important meal of your child’s day, and we’ve got easy, tasty tips to tempt your pickiest eater. Maybe your mom would never have done it, but it’s really okay to serve leftover pizza for breakfast. What’s important is that your child eats