Children's Birthdays: How Parents Can Plan a Great Day

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: From parties to presents, children's birthdays can be a real challenge.
Air Date: 9/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Children's Birthdays: How Parents Can Plan a Great Day
Your child's birthday is coming up, and even with all your preparation, you hope it goes off without a hitch.

Presents, food, games and invitations can all seem so daunting that it can drive you nuts.

Birthdays don't have to be extravagant to make great memories for your child and all his or her friends; they just have to go smoothly and safely.

Dr. Corinn Cross discusses ways to help you make your child's party a day to remember.

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