Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids
    Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids

    Some of our children's food choices are made at home ? but as they grow, many are made in childcare or at school. We need our schools and daycare centers to be working with us, not against us in teach…

    How Green is your Childcare?
    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children ? among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us giv…

    Superbugs at School (and Preschool)
    Superbugs at School (and Preschool)

    MRSA infections now kill more Americans than does HIV/AIDS, according to a CDC report in the October 17, 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association. Most of these infections are in adults over a…

    Physical Activity at Preschool
    Physical Activity at Preschool

    Healthy kids 3 to 5 years old thrive best with at least 120 minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Most people think of preschoolers as high-activity kids, but the current obe…

    Day Care and Colds -- Good News!
    Day Care and Colds — Good News!

    On average, kids in day care during the first three years of their lives get about twice as many colds as their peers during those years. But each time a child fights off a cold, she develops immunity…

    When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?
    When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?

    "I'm sorry, but your child can't come back to daycare until she starts antibiotics." Statements like this led to a study that was published in the February 2000 issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adol…

    Sick Children in the Daycare Setting

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This is a very complex and important question. It concerns the care of millions of kids in the United States alone -- over 50 percent of preschool-age children are in group day ca…

    Young girl in pink pjs with chapped lips
    Chapped Lips

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Dry winter air chaps lips. When the lips do become chapped it is very common for children to lick their lips in an attempt to moisten them. Unfortunately, even though saliva sooth…