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Healthy Living

All families should strive to live healthy, active lives. To help guide parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a collection of 8- to 14-minute interviews with pediatricians about nutrition, exercise and other related topics.

 

 

How Obesity is Affecting Children

Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP

(Recorded July 2010)

Dr. Hassink is a pediatrician and director of the Nemours Obesity Initiative. She is chair of the Obesity Work Group of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the AAP Board of Directors.

 

 

Smart Strategies for Family Meals

Laura Jana, MD, FAAP

Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

(Recorded July 2010)

Dr. Jana is an Omaha, Neb.-based pediatrician and mother of three. She is the owner of a 200-child child care center. Dr. Shu is a pediatrician and mother in Atlanta, Ga., and is the medical editor of the AAP’s parenting Web site, HealthyChildren.org. Dr. Shu and Dr. Jana are coauthors of “Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed With Insight, Humor and a Bottle of Ketchup.”

 

 

Vitamins and Minerals

Nicolas Stettler, MD, FAAP

(Recorded July 2010)

Dr. Stettler is a pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

 

Infant Nutrition and First Foods

Jatinder Bhatia, MD, FAAP

(Recorded August 2010)

Dr. Bhatia is chair of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics and chief, Division of Neonatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

 

Incorporating Physical Activity into Your Life

Claire M. A. LeBlanc, MD, FAAP

(Recorded August 2010)

Dr. LeBlanc is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta in Canada. She is chair of the Healthy, Active Living and Sport Medicine Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society and a former liaison to the Council on Sport Medicine and Fitness of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

 

Key Issues in Breastfeeding

Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, FAAP

(Recorded August 2010)

Dr. Lawrence is a professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. She is a past chair of the Section on Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

 

The Role of the Community in Healthy Lifestyles

Marsha Raulerson, MD, FAAP

(Recorded September 2010)

Dr. Raulerson has been a pediatrician in Brewton, Ala., for more than 30 years. She is a member of the Committee on Federal Government Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

 

Don Shifrin, MD, FAAP

Dr. Shifrin is a pediatrician in Seattle, Wash., and served on the AAP Obesity Task Force. The following audio clips were recorded for the “A Minute for Kids” radio feature.

 

 

Last Updated
7/9/2014
Source
American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2010)
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