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Shape Up Your Plate for national Nutrition Month and Beyond

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating by consuming the recommended amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy through a month- long campaign called “National Nutrition Month.”

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Are Sports and Energy Drinks Safe for Your Kids?

Chances are, your child has already tried a sports drink or energy drink. In the past few years these drinks have become increasingly popular with children and adolescents.

In fact, they are so popular that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a report about the safety of these drinks for children.

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Set The Table For Better Eating Habits

One of the best ways to help your children develop healthy eating habits is to simply eat dinner together as a family. According to CHOC pediatrician Mark Colon, M.D., studies have shown that children whose families regularly eat dinner together are less likely to suffer from eating disorders.

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Upcoming Events

  • CHOC Golf Classic - May 14, 2012
    Our 2nd annual tournament promises a day of world class golf, with great ocean views at one of the world’s finest golf destinations. After 18 championship holes on Pelican Hill’s North Ocean course, participants will enjoy a short awards reception with a small live auction featuring golf packages and experiences.
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  • CHOC Walk in the Park "Save the Date" - October 14, 2012
    The 22nd Annual CHOC Walk in the Park presented by the Disneyland Resort will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012! Registration for this year's CHOC Walk will begin on May 15, 2012.