May 19, 2020
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The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to maintaining healthy habits and healthy weight for our patients and families. We know that kids tend to loose structure and gain excess weight in the summer – we saw this prior to COVID-19 and we are now facing the most stressful and unpredictable summer of our lifetime. In this our 12th COVID-19 podcast, we will discuss healthy routines for pediatricians to discuss with patients and parents in their practice to help protect and preserve healthy habits and weight.
Today we are fortunate to be joined by Matt Haemer, MD and Richard Boles, PhD of our Clinical Nutrition Team at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Dr. Haemer helps to lead the nutrition team at Children’s Hospital Colorado and is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Boles is psychologist with the Clinical Nutrition Team at Children’s and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Nutrition at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Children's Hospital Colorado's Lifestyle Medicine Exercise Physiologist, Michael Witten MS has compiled a variety of fitness videos that kids of different ages and fitness levels can do at home, maybe with their parents! Subscribe to the CHCO Wellness Center gym Youtube channel:
Nutrition and Food Resources
The Food Bank of the Rockies has an updated list of all the food banks and food distribution sites: https://www.foodbankrockies.org/emergency-assistance/
Our dietitians recommend families try kid-friendly healthy recipes from the CHOP CHOP website: https://www.chopchopfamily.org/recipes/
Food preparation videos from the professional society of Registered Dietitians: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/basics-of-meal-prepping
Shopping and meal preparation tips to save money on healthy food from Cooking Matters, an organization dedicated to reducing food insecurity for families with kids: http://cookingmatters.org/tips
Children’s Hospital Colorado has recommendations to help pediatricians and parents talk with children about the pandemic: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-advice/coronavirus-covid19-resources-updates/
Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, email@example.com