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Sound Advice on Health Living
Sound Advice on Healthy Living
 
All families should strive to live healthy, active lives. To help guide parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers a offers a collection of 8 to 14 minute interviews with pediatricians about nutrition, exercise and other related topics.

Click on the questions or descriptions below to hear responses to individual questions, or click on the link to listen to an entire interview.




Dr. Sandra Hassink
Dr. Sandra Hassink
How obesity is affecting children
 
Dr. Laura JanaDr. Jennifer Shu
Drs. Laura Jana & Jennifer Shu
Smart strategies for family meals
 
Dr. Nicolas Stettler
Dr. Nicolas Stettler
Vitamins and minerals
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia
Infant nutrition and first foods
 
Dr. Claire LeBlanc
Dr. Claire LeBlanc
Incorporating physical activity into your life
 
Dr. Ruth Lawrence
Dr. Ruth Lawrence
Key issues in breastfeeding
Dr. Marsha Raulerson
Dr. Marsha Raulerson
The role of the community in healthy lifestyles
 
Dr. Don Shifrin
Dr. Don Shifrin
"A Minute for Kids" healthy living radio feature.



Dr. Sandra Hassink
 
Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP
(Recorded July 2010)

Dr. Hassink is a pediatrician and director of the Nemours Obesity Initiative. She is chair of the Obesity Work Group of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the AAP Board of Directors.

Listen to the entire interview



Edited transcript



Dr. Laura Jana
Dr. Jennifer Shu
 
Laura Jana, MD, FAAP
Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
(Recorded July 2010)

Dr. Jana (top) is an Omaha, Neb.-based pediatrician and mother of three. She is the owner of a 200-child child care center. Dr. Shu is a pediatrician and mother in Atlanta, Ga., and is the medical editor of the AAP’s parenting Web site, HealthyChildren.org. Dr. Shu and Dr. Jana are coauthors of “Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed With Insight, Humor and a Bottle of Ketchup.”

Listen to the entire interview



Edited transcript



Dr. Nicolas Stettler
 
Nicolas Stettler, MD, FAAP
(Recorded July 2010)

Dr. Stettler is a pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Listen to the entire interview



Edited transcript



Dr. Jatinder Bhatia
 
Jatinder Bhatia, MD, FAAP
(Recorded August 2010)

Dr. Bhatia is chair of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics and chief, Division of Neonatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Listen to the entire interview



Edited transcript



Dr. Claire M. A. LeBlanc
 
Claire M. A. LeBlanc, MD, FAAP
(Recorded August 2010)

Dr. LeBlanc is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta in Canada. She is chair of the Healthy, Active Living and Sport Medicine Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society and a former liaison to the Council on Sport Medicine and Fitness of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Listen to the entire interview



Edited transcript



Dr. Ruth A. Lawrence
 
Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, FAAP
(Recorded August 2010)

Dr. Lawrence is a professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. She is a past chair of the Section on Breastfeeding of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Listen to the entire interview



Edited transcript



Dr. Marsha Raulerson
 
Marsha Raulerson, MD, FAAP
(Recorded September 2010)

Dr. Raulerson has been a pediatrician in Brewton, Ala., for more than 30 years. She is a member of the Committee on Federal Government Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Listen to the entire interview



Edited transcript



Dr. Don Shifrin
 
Don Shifrin, MD, FAAP

Dr. Shifrin is a pediatrician in Seattle, Wash., and served on the AAP Obesity Task Force. The following audio clips were recorded for the “A Minute for Kids” radio feature.


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