What Helps Kids Grow: Expert Interview and Resources

Your child’s growth may feel like a mystery to you—A healthy diet? Genetics? Exercise? We spoke with Dr. Mitchell Geffner, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), to find out what helps kids grow and then gathered some helpful resources so you can continue learning and tracking your child’s growth.... Read more

5 Lunch Packing Tips to Support Bone Growth for Children

It is well known that we all have a genetic potential to reach a certain height. In fact, 60 to 80 percent of height is determined by genetics. Did you know that nutrition can also largely impact if that potential is reached? Bone growth occurs in both length and density for the first three decades of life and the majority—if not all—of the increase in length occurs in the first two thirds of that time.... Read more

10 Healthy Family Activities for the Holiday Season

The winter may be cold and snowy for most of the country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy healthy family activities, both inside and out. However, as the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital points out, winter poses a few hindrances to exercise: “it’s cold, it’s dark earlier, and the couch is so inviting.”... Read more