Three Activities to Entice Picky Eaters

By , March 21st, 2014 | Events, News, Nutrition | 0 Comments

Getting your kids to eat their peas, broccoli and carrots can feel like a never-ending struggle. What’s a parent do to?

Nutritionists at Renown Regional Medical Center have a few tricks up their sleeves as part of National Nutrition Month to get kids to give up the healthy-eating fight. During their regular rounds at the hospital, our nutritionists have been handing out some fun, creative games about a healthy diet to our youngest patients that have them excited about nutrition and on the path to eating those veggies and making good food choices.

We thought we’d share these activities with you and your children so you too can have some playtime with a purpose.

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Early Puberty in Girls

By , December 3rd, 2013 | News, Nutrition, Parenting, Teens, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

In the United States, the average age for girls to start puberty has been known to range anywhere from five to 13 years old. However, over the past several years, it seems that more and more girls are starting to show signs, such as breast development or pubic hair growth, even before the age of eight. One U.S. study showed that up to 10% of Caucasian girls and 23% of African American girls are showing signs of puberty by age seven. Some even argue that as young as six years old in the African American population may be considered normal because it …

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Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

By , June 18th, 2013 | Nutrition | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, pediatrician, Renown Medical Group

Food Protein AllergyWell, I learned about something new last month. One of my mothers brought her 4-month-old daughter to see me with their Internet research findings in hand and the diagnosis they had made for her problems.

Initially, I was skeptical as I always worry about what my patients may be finding online as there is so much information out there – some good, some bad.  Fortunately, in this case it was very good. What they discovered was something I had never even heard of but turns out to be exactly what I think this little one has been dealing with.

According to …

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