11/02/20

Planning for a smaller Thanksgiving this year

By Stephanie Chang, clinical dietitian at CHOC  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us are thinking about what we’re going to do for Thanksgiving 2020. You might be thinking: “We won’t be able to have the big family celebration with our extended family.” “We won’t be able to have a big potluck … continue reading

10/29/20

11 ways parents can help children cope with fires

With brush and wildfires becoming more common in Southern California and many other parts of the world, it’s understandable that children may experience emotional distress, even if their home is not physically affected. Here are 11 tips from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and CHOC experts that can help parents and caregivers support kids … continue reading

10/27/20

The benefits of adding chickpeas to your family’s diet

By Laura Clapper, registered dietitian at CHOC  Incorporating chickpeas – also known as garbanzo beans – a staple ingredient in hummus, into your family’s diet can result in a variety of health benefits. Health benefits of chickpeas  Chickpeas have a soft creamy texture and a nutty, buttery taste.  In addition to being filling, they offer … continue reading

10/23/20

For inspiring cancer survivor, it’s 1st and goal

Israel, a standout athlete, spent his junior year of high school fighting cancer and returned home just before the onset of COVID-19. Now a senior, he’s working to get back on the football field and grateful to have his cancer journey behind him. Every morning, 17-year-old Israel begins his day by lifting weights and, on … continue reading

10/15/20

Hand-washing 101

When kids and adults alike come into contact with germs, they can become infected just by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to stop germs from spreading. Don’t underestimate the power of hand-washing, says Dr. Reshmi Basu, a CHOC Children’s pediatrician. “Besides getting an influenza vaccine, … continue reading

10/15/20

Talking politics with your kids: Advice for parents

With election season here, it’s hard to miss the onslaught of media coverage and chatter about political issues and candidates. While this is an important time for our country, it can be overwhelming for parents wondering how to talk to kids about politics. “Politics are front and center right now, making it a great time … continue reading

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