CARE Program Health Education Resources
We feel that education is an important part of improving treatment outcomes and for preventing obesity and medical complications. We offer nutrition and healthy lifestyle education tailored to individual families during clinic visits and are working with community partners to develop and offer education programs for the public. Our goal is to educate our patients, their families, healthcare providers and the community at large.
It's hard to know when the information you find is reliable. Below are resources that have been approved by Phoenix Children’s Hospital, so you can feel confident that you are getting trustworthy information.
The Emily Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric consumer health library in the southwest. It is open to the public and provides free child health information for both parents and children. The libraries information on-line or you can visit the library at the main hospital campus.
- Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge
- Teens and Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes in Children
- Diabetes Tops Child Obesity's Health Risks
- How to Help Your Kids Avoid Type 2 Diabetes
- Exercise and Children
- Exercise and Adolescents
- How to Fit In Fitness
- Exercise Intensity
- Take a Hike to Family Fitness
Prader-Willi (prah-dur Vil-ee) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that results in a number of physical, mental and behavioral problems. A key feature is a constant sense of hunger that usually begins after the first year of life. Below are too websites with more detailed information:
High Blood Pressure
- High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
- High Blood Pressure in Teens
- Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure
- Obesity in Adolescents: What is obesity?
- Causes of Obesity
- The Metabolic Syndrome Puts Teens at Risk
- A Weighty Issue: Childhood Obesity
- Obese Parents Influence Children's Weight
- If Your Child Needs Treatment for Weight Issues
- How to help an Overweight or Obese Child
- What is obstructive sleep apnea?
- Types of Sleep Disorders in Children
- Sleep Studies
- How much sleep should your child have at night?
- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Formerly the American Dietetic Association. Get nutrition information from certified experts to help your child grow healthy.
- USDA Balance the Plate - From the US Department of Agriculture, this site has information about healthy eating tips for all ages, sample menus and recipes. They also have a "SuperTracker" for tracking food, exercise, weight and setting health goals.
- The Healthy Child has links to general nutritioninformation for infants, preschool children, school-age children and adolescents. Get information about child development, nutritional needs, lunch tips and more.
- Comparing snacks and making a healthier choice - This website offers recommendations for which commonly found snacks are best, should be eaten occasionally, and should be eaten only rarely. Snackwise® is a research-based snack rating system that calculates Nutrient Density in snack foods. Snackwise® is designed for use by any organization or individual interested in making healthier snack choices.
- Mom-RD connections families with a registered dietician (also known as an RD). YOu can get helpful tips and can send in questions to a registered dietician.
- Recipes for fruits and veggies - From the Center for Disease Control, this website offers information about how to increase fruits and veggies in your diet, recipes, as well as helpful tips to save money while eating healthy.
- How to Raise Healthy Eaters
- Diet Supplements- what is safe and effective
- Rethink Your Drink
- Recipes, including special diets
- Analyze a recipe with Self NutritionData
- Analyze a recipe with SparkPeople
- The 5-2-1-0 Rule Explained
Tracking Intake and Exercise
MyPlate has replace MyPyramid for showing correct portion and serving sizes for healthy meals. The ChooseMyPlate.gov SuperTracker, designed by the United States Department of Agriculture, can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. You can look up individual foods to see or compare their nutritional value, find recommendations for what and how much you should eat, compare your food choices to these recommendations and to your nutrient needs, and assess personal physical activities and identify ways to improve. Find recommendations for what and how much you should eat.
Kohl’s Kids Rock Stars at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an exercise-based journey for kids, families, school teachers and staff. Log various activities, travel along a journey to health and get closer to reaching set goals!
Kohl’s Family in Training (FIT) program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital provides an opportunity to learn healthy habits, receive tips and create goals for your family on the F.I.T. website!
Phone: (602) 933-0677
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