A CHOC Children's clinical dietitian explains the health benefits of various milk products and offers advice on choosing the right one for your family.
Picky eating is very normal for children, particularly in toddlers who have a natural fear of new foods. In fact, research shows that most kids get appropriate nutrition regardless of their eating habits. But that may not ease the minds of parents who struggle daily with a picky eater or who worry their child isn’t getting the right nutrition.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, clinical dietitian Jessica Brown and social worker Leigh Volker explain:
- When picky eating is normal and when it is cause for concern
- How parents can make sure their children are meeting their nutritional needs
- Techniques for getting kids to try new foods
- How to make meal times less of a struggle
- Ways to overcome eating problems that remain after a related medical condition is resolved.
Parents encourage their children to develop healthy eating habits, but extreme changes in a child’s behavior or attitude towards food could be a warning sign of an eating disorder.
In this ...
By Janelle Sanchez, RD, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s
Whether they are mashed, roasted, baked, or served as pancakes, hash browns, or scalloped, potatoes are a delicious comfort food perfect for ...
By Emily Barr, MS, RD, CSP, CLEC, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s
You’ve probably heard the many health benefits associated with eating omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s easy to be confused ...
A pediatric dentist and the chair of pediatric dentistry at CHOC Children’s offers tips on dental health to parents of children with special needs.
As adolescents become more independent, parents may worry about their teens making healthy decisions. Learn how to help prevent teen alcohol and drug abuse.
Although a thyroid test is conducted during newborn screenings in California, symptoms of endocrine disorders may not appear until closer to puberty. The endocrinology team at CHOC Children’s is regionally recognized for patient care and provides comprehensive diagnoses and treatments for endocrine disorders.
In this episode of CHOC Radio, Sandy Preasmyer, a nurse practitioner on CHOC’s Endocrinology team, discusses:
- Warning signs parents can look for that may reflect a possible thyroid issue
- The most common thyroid problems in kids, and how CHOC’s endocrinology specialists treat them
- How CHOC’s endocrinology specialty programs enhance quality of life for patients
Hear more from Sandy in this podcast.
CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.
Sometimes, deciding to take a child to the emergency department (ED) isn’t a clear-cut choice for parents.
In podcast No. 46, Amy Waunch, a trauma program manager at the Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department, helps clarify this question.
When considering an ED trip, Amy says parents should look for the ABCDs: an airway blockage; noisy high-pitched breathing; circulation problems, such as blood loss and extreme dehydration; or sudden disability, such as seizures or loss of consciousness.
Listen to the podcast to learn more about the ABCD concept, as well as other elements of an ED visit:
- common reasons for an ED trip;
- what ailments can wait until the pediatrician’s office opens;
- what to expect at the ED; and
- what to bring to the ED – and what to leave at home.
Teens may not always have philanthropy on their active minds, but volunteering their time can have a healthy impact on their development.
There are many forms of bullying, but weight is one of the top reasons why some kids get “teased,” a CHOC Children’s pediatric psychologist says.