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Posted by: Lauren Garbacz, PhD , Sean Tams, PhD on May 12, 2023

Feeding problems are some of the most common issues that families share with their pediatrician. Here is how to tell the difference between developmentally common picky eating and more serious feeding disorders.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Healthy Snacking in a Virtual World

Nov 17, 2020

Does it seem like your kids are always hungry? How many times a day do you hear “can I have a snack”? Here are some tips on how to help with snacking at home. Read More

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8 Ways to Improve a Child's Self-Esteem and Curb Childhood Obesity

Jan 30, 2020

As a pediatric obesity psychologist, I encounter kids and teens with low self-esteem almost daily. What is often looked over is the interaction between self-esteem, mood and emotional eating. Read More

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Keeping Kids Active and Healthy - Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Sep 25, 2019

Daily physical activity for children is especially important with their transition back to school in the fall. We know physical activity can help improve self-esteem and mood, reduce symptoms of anxiety, decrease stress and even help to improve overall school performance! Read More

Healthy Weight and Sleep

Catching Zzzs: The Importance of Sleep in Managing a Child's Weight

Jan 22, 2019

Certain body functions related to growth and metabolism have a rhythm that are established by the sleep-wake cycle. When we don’t sleep long enough or maintain a sleep routine, these rhythms are disrupted. This can lead to changes in appetite, exercise stamina and eventually weight gain. Read More