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April 17, 2020 | Cari Thiede, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian

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At Texas Children's Hospital, we are committed to our community and strive to connect families with information to help keep children healthy and safe. We understand the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak has rippled into homes and in some cases, has caused food shortages. If you are experiencing food and meal shortage, here is a list of places where you can get a meal or food items in the Houston area.

Houston Food Bank:...

April 16, 2020 | Melissa Cunnyngham, Elizabeth Cummings and Blair Alger

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The next two months may not go the way you expected them to or the way you have dreamed of since you started school years ago. You were planning for prom, graduation parties, family gatherings and walking across the stage in your cap and gown. Some of these events have already been canceled, and for the others, there may still be uncertainty around if they will happen or not. You have heard all the reasons – “It’s for your safety.” and “We are all having to make sacrifices.” – but it doesn’t erase the...

April 15, 2020 | Danielle R. Busby, PhD

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Are you a caregiver to an adolescent experiencing a range of moods in the midst of COVID-19? If so, you are not alone.

Adolescence is a time of physical, emotional and hormonal changes. Adolescents seek independence and desire to spend more time with peers. Due to COVID-19, your adolescent may feel sad, scared, disappointed or worried. In fact, sudden changes to daily routines and limited connection with peers may contribute to rapid and intense mood shifts. Strategies for how to help adolescents...

April 14, 2020 | Binal S. Kancherla, MD

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As we all continue in a new world of working from home and home schooling for the foreseeable future, there are many people struggling to balance all of these competing responsibilities. Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in parents seeking advice regarding their children’s sleep and problems with sleep during this challenging time. Your children’s health and wellbeing remains a priority for all pediatric care providers, so we’re addressing the most common pediatric sleep related questions that may arise...

April 10, 2020 | Cari Thiede, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian

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Many in our community and across the nation are currently contending with school closures, lost income, limited access to grocery stores due to self-distancing measures and/or illness, and reduced supply of foods that fall within budget or dietary constraints.  All of these factors can make it increasingly challenging to provide our families with enough food. At Texas Children’s Hospital, we understand the vital importance nutrition plays in supporting the health and well-being of our patients and want to...

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