8 Kids Books That Make Eating Fruits and Veggies Fun

A reading list just in time for summer You’ve tried just about everything to encourage your child to eat their fruits and veggies. But have you thought about reading children’s books that make healthy foods fun? We’ve compiled a list of the eight best kid’s books that will turn something like a boring tomato into a cool superhero. How Did That Get In My Lunchbox by Chris Butterworth I Can Eat a Rainbow by Annabel Karmel Eating Pairs: Counting Fruits and Vegetables by Twos by Sarah L. Schuette...Read more...

Are Food Labels Misleading Kids?

“Stop the Lying Labels” is aimed at better health A new campaign – “Stop the Lying Labels” – has been launched by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to take a serious look at the way foods are marketed to kids. The group, which advocates for nutrition and health, has criticized some of the nation’s largest food and beverage companies that regularly claim products are “natural” or “healthy” without the proof to back up the advertising. In fact, many of the drinks and snacks...Read more...

3 Tips for Better Oral Health

The truth about fluoride, mouthwash and the perfect toothbrush As part of our Community Oral Health Initiatives, which is helping to improve the health of children and families in North Philadelphia, Judy Gelinas, director of Oral Health Initiatives housed at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, has shared three essential tips that will have everyone smiling. Fluoride is important for kids. As children’s teeth develop, fluoride helps create stronger enamel that’s more resistant...Read more...

Welcome to Our Blog

Our mission has always been to support the health and well being of children in the community served by the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Every day, we reach kids and their families through programs focused on care, outreach, research and education – raising money to not only address the greatest health challenges, but to also improve and prevent disease within our community. The newest way we’re reaching families is online. Here, we’ll be sharing the latest news, research and tips...Read more...