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Veronica Chufo

9:49 AM EDT, March 29, 2011

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Wondering about BPAs? Concerned about hormones and antibiotics in your child's food? We held a Web chat Wednesday, March 30, at noon with experts about nutrition, health and safety of children. Kathryn McAdoo, a dietitian at Riverside Regional Medical Center, and Dr. Theresa Sheppard, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital of The King’s Daughters Hampton Roads Pediatrics in Hampton joined.

 Children's health: Ask experts your questions about children's diets, health and safety(03/30/2011) 
11:49
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Hi! In just a few minutes we'll begin our live Web chat on children's health, nutrition and safety.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 11:49 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
11:49
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
In the meantime, find me at twitter.com/veronicachufo and facebook.com/dphealth. Find more health news and information at dailypress.com/healthnotes.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 11:49 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
11:50
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
The live chat will start at noon. Hope you'll join us then!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 11:50 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
11:52
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Today's experts will be Kathryn McAdoo, a dietitian at Riverside Regional Medical Center, and Dr. Theresa Sheppard, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital of The King’s Daughters Hampton Roads Pediatrics in Hampton.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 11:52 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:01
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Ok, let's get started! Would the panelists please introduce themselves?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:01 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:01
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Readers, feel free to start submitting questions now.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:01 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:02
RRMC Dietitian: 
Hello! I'm Kate McAdoo, one of the dietitians here at Riverside Regional Medical Center. I would also like to introduce my colleagues- Hillary Wingard, Hiliary Williams, and Paige Williams. We will all be working together to answer your questions!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:02 RRMC Dietitian
12:02
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Thanks Kate and crew!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:02 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:02
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
I'll go ahead and ask the first question: Should I be worried about BPAs from plastics leaching into food for my kids? For me? What about during pregnancy?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:02 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:04
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Here's another: Should I be worried about hormones and antibiotics in food my kids eat?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:04 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:04
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Hi, My name is Dr. Theresa Sheppard. I am a pediatrician at CHKD Hampton Roads Pediatrics.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:04 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:05
RRMC Dietitian: 
I would refer this question to the pediatrician or OBGYN. We are not aware of any definitive studies that address this issue.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:05 RRMC Dietitian
12:06
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Dr. Sheppard, thank you for joining us! Feel free to jump in and answer one of the two questions I just asked.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:06 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:06
RRMC Dietitian: 
Regarding the hormones and antibiotics in food- this is a personal choice of the consumer. There is a lot of information out there that you can read. We just encourage the public to obtain their information from reliable sources.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:06 RRMC Dietitian
12:06
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Readers, here's your chance to ask questions about children's health, safety and nutrition. Our panelists are ready to take your questions!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:06 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:06
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
I also am not aware of any correlations or studies either with antibiotics and hormones in foods we eat and their effects on children.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:06 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:07
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
How are children¿s nutritional needs different than adults?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:07 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:08
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
BPA has been found to leak from many types of bottles and other plastic containers. Mostly this occurs when things are heated in the microwave and in boiling water......
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:08 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:08
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
The actual effect of BPA on us and children has not been determined as of yet.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:08 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:09
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
I would encourage you to purchase bottles that state they are BPA free and investigate whether the other containers you use contain BPA.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:09 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:09
[Comment From ThereseTherese: ] 
My son does not eat anything but chicken nuggets, french fries and garlic bread. Every once in a blue moon I can get him to eat an apple, some grapes or some raisins. Is this going to hurt him health wise, when he is not getting all of the nutrients that he needs?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:09 Therese
12:10
RRMC Dietitian: 
There is a great website for parents to visit- www.myplate.gov
The calories, vitamins and minerals that kids need vary from what adults require. There are different recommendations for different age groups, as well. It also differs between males and females. Finding out exactly what your child needs is a complex question. Like I mentioned earlier, if you go onto www.mypyramid.gov, (Edit: The site is now myplate.gov.) you can get a more personalized plan.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:10 RRMC Dietitian
12:11
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
I have a 25 pound 13 month old grandson. Should he always be drinking whole milk for the fat in it or is it okay to give him skim milk. I've noticed that baby food doesn't have much fat.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:11 Guest
12:11
[Comment From ThereseTherese: ] 
Thanks.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:11 Therese
12:11
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
At times children (especially toddlers) can be very picky eaters. I would encourage you to continue to offer him the nutritious foods despite only giving him his chicken nuggets, fries and garlic bread....
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:11 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:12
[Comment From LisaLisa: ] 
all over the news today: possible link between food dye and hyperactivity. Is this for real? If so, what can we do to avoid products with dyes? - is that even possible?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:12 Lisa
12:12
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Having him eat healthy snacks instead of the typical chips and cookies for snacks. Additionally I would give him a daily children's multivitamin to help him with some of his nutritional deficits.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:12 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:13
RRMC Dietitian: 
It could become an issue over time. It takes at least 10 attempts to make a child like a new food- keep that in mind! Stay persistent. Make new foods fun and interesting. Also, lead my example. Kids are more likely to try new foods and eat different things if they see their parents doing the same. If all else fails, try making those same fast food choices at home. They are likely to be healthier.
www.mypyramid.gov has great resources for picky eaters. Give that a try!

Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:13 RRMC Dietitian
12:13
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
And if you have any weight or eating concerns I would address those with your son's pediatrician. They will review his growth and his growth curve with you and it would be an ideal time to review his diet habits.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:13 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:13
[Comment From ThereseTherese: ] 
Theresa - Thanks
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:13 Therese
12:14
[Comment From ThereseTherese: ] 
Great feedback/tips. Thanks
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:14 Therese
12:15
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Readers, we are chatting with Kathryn McAdoo, a dietitian at Riverside Regional Medical Center, and Dr. Theresa Sheppard, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital of The King¿s Daughters Hampton Roads Pediatrics in Hampton.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:15 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:15
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Thanks for the great questions. Keep them coming!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:15 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:15
RRMC Dietitian: 
It is recommended to give children whole milk until the age of two to provide the fats they need for development. After the age of two, switch to 2% milk or less. I agree with Dr. Sheppard- the growth charts will provide you with some relief.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:15 RRMC Dietitian
12:16
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Is anyone able to address Lisa's question about food dye and hyperactivity?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:16 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:17
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Dr. Sheppard, I believe there are new recommendations for children in car safety seats, that they need to be in rear-facing seats until age 2. Do you agree?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:17 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:17
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
To address the 25 pound 13month old.....whole milk is recommended until the age of 2years. In certain circumstances it is possible to change from whole milk to 2% milk. I would discuss his growth with his pediatrician and see where he falls on the growth curve. At 13 months old if weight is an issue, we not only need to look at the milk intake, but "what is he eating the rest of the day?"
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:17 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:17
RRMC Dietitian: 
Regarding the food dye and hyperactivity question - it is currently being researched. If you choose to avoid food dyes, refer to the ingredient list of products for more information. The jury is still out on this issue!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:17 RRMC Dietitian
12:18
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
The food dye and hyperactivity issue is a common issue. I believe that more research needs to be done....
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:18 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:19
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
There seems to be so many studies out there that say this is bad, avoid that, etc. How do we know whether the information is reliable? Do you recommend any websites or sources?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:19 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:19
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Every child is different and I feel that with certain kids certain foods will change the way they act. Just as some children are more hyperactive when they have sugar and some children are not affected by the sugar in candy as much....
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:19 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:20
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Readers, keep your questions coming!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:20 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:20
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
I would suggest if a parent is concerned about a specific food (ex: food dyes) that they should monitor closely how their child acts when they eat foods with the dyes, to see if a correlation occurs between the food and the hyperactivity of the child
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:20 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:20
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
If they see a correlation, then try avoiding the specific food and see if it makes a difference.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:20 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:21
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Should I buy organic if I'm pregnant or have young children?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:21 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:21
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
In regards to the websites/sources question......
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:21 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:22
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
I always advise my parents to try to stick to reliable sources, such as the AAP websites. (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:22 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:22
RRMC Dietitian: 
I recommend websites that end in .org, .gov, or .edu
These websites are more likely to have evidence-based research.
It's better to stay away from the .com websites and blogs when looking for health information.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:22 RRMC Dietitian
12:22
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
About a year ago they launched a great website geared towards parents: www.healthychildren.org
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:22 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:22
RRMC Dietitian: 
Organic foods are a personal choice. There is no reasearch to indicate that you are eating healthier when you eat organic.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:22 RRMC Dietitian
12:23
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Good advice. Thanks!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:23 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:23
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Also if parents are looking for information the CHKD website is a great resource. It has some general patient education and resources for families.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:23 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:23
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
I agree in regards to the organic foods!!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:23 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:24
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
What's the safest way to put a baby to sleep?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:24 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:24
RRMC Dietitian: 
We'll let the pediatrician address this...
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:24 RRMC Dietitian
12:24
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Always put the babies "Back to Sleep" on their backs!!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:24 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:25
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
This decreases the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death)
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:25 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:25
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
What about sheets, stuffed animals and crib bumbers in cribs?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:25 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:25
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Readers, we are chatting with Kathryn McAdoo, a dietitian at Riverside Regional Medical Center, and Dr. Theresa Sheppard, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital of The King¿s Daughters Hampton Roads Pediatrics in Hampton. Don't miss this chance to ask them your questions about kids' health, nutrition and safety!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:25 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:25
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
They should be put on their backs without blankets, pillows or stuffed animals. These items in the cribs pose suffocation risks
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:25 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:26
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
RRMC dietitians, what are the most common mistakes parents make in feeding their children?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:26 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:27
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Fitted sheets on the mattress are fine. If you feel that the baby needs to be covered or is cold, avoid blankets. Instead use the heavier blanket sleepers that can be purchased to sleep in.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:27 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:27
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Thanks, Dr. Sheppard!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:27 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:27
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
No problem!!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:27 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:28
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
What are some things parents can do early to keep their children from becoming overweight?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:28 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:28
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Healthy lifestyles are the key!! Healthy eating and staying active!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:28 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:28
RRMC Dietitian: 
Catering to your children can cause bad habits. If you are making them a seperate dinner that is different from what you and the rest of the family are eating, you are inhibiting your child to trying new things. Also, keep in mind that children will eat less than adults. Do not force them to clean their plates. Do not reward kids with food- this may cause eating issues in the future.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:28 RRMC Dietitian
12:29
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Be an example for your children. Parents are their childs biggest role models in life!!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:29 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:29
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Great tips!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:29 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:30
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
What are some specific foods that children should eat more of?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:30 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:30
RRMC Dietitian: 
Another option - we highly encourage family meal times. These have been shown to help children create healthy eating habits that they maintain throughout their lives.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:30 RRMC Dietitian
12:30
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
At every well child exam your pediatrician should be reviewing your child's growth.....if you have any quesitons about their weight or overall growth, bring it up!!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:30 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:30
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
What if your child becomes a vegetarian. How do you avoid preparing separate meals for the rest of the family.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:30 Guest
12:31
RRMC Dietitian: 
Fruits and veggies! We encourage eating a "rainbow" of colors. When you eat a variety of fruits and veggies, your plates are more colorful and nutritious! Also, include more whole grains in their diets. These are great sources of fiber.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:31 RRMC Dietitian
12:31
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Discuss your concerns with your pediatrician!! If your child's doctor is also concerned there are other programs that can help. CHKD has a great program called Healthy You that helps children get on track with a healthy lifestyle. Including meating with a dietician, taking field trips to explore food choices and keeping them active.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:31 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:31
What are you concerned about?
That my child is overweight.
 ( 0% )
That my child is a picky eater.
 ( 50% )
That there are harmful additives in my child's food.
 ( 50% )

Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:31 
12:32
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
For the comment from the guest about vegetarian eaters...
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:32 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:33
RRMC Dietitian: 
Well, that's a different story. Protein is very important in any diet, however especially with children. Make sure to include protein in a vegetarian's diet - beans, milk, nuts and nut butters, tofu....etc.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:33 RRMC Dietitian
12:33
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
It really depends on the age of the child. If the child is old enough to prepare his/her own meals, then allow them to do that. If not you should be providing vegetables and fruits with meals anyway and provide them with sources of protein.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:33 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:35
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Dr. Sheppard, what are some of the most common health problems in children that parents may overlook?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:35 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:36
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Readers, let me ask you a question. We have health chats every Wednesday at noon. What chat topics would you like to see in the future?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:36 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:36
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Sometimes they will commonly overlook growth and development in general. Because they are with the children daily, they may not notice that their child is overweight or that their development is behind because they continue to improve their skills, but still are not where they should be.....
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:36 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:38
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
This time of year, many parents overlook allergies in their children. I have some parents who say that their child "always has a runny nose". Alot of the time these children have environmental allergies and are miserable alot of the time with stuffy noses and runny noses that seem to be just a nuscense to the parents but can be very bothersome to the child.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:38 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:38
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Last call for questions! We are chatting with Kathryn McAdoo, a dietitian at Riverside Regional Medical Center, and Dr. Theresa Sheppard, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital of The King¿s Daughters Hampton Roads Pediatrics in Hampton.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:38 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:40
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Dr. Sheppard, are you seeing an increase in any specific health problems diagnosed in children? Autism? Emotional problems? Allergies? Asthma?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:40 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:41
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
That is a difficult question to answer. I have seen an increase in the number of children who are overweight and are experiencing complications from that such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:41 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:41
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Wow! High blood pressure and cholesterol in kids!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:41 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:42
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
These are typical problems in the adult world, but we are seeing more of it in our adolescent population. It is even being found in our childhood population.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:42 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:42
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Yes unfortunately so.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:42 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:42
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
That's why it is important to get yearly well child exams for your children.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:42 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:43
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Dr. Sheppard and RRMC dietitians, do you have any final thoughts or advice for our readers?
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:43 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:43
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
This ensures that if your children are at risk for these conditions it can be identified and they can be screened appropriately.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:43 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:44
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
I just encourage parents if they have any questions about their children not to hesitate to meet with their pediatrician and address their concerns. If they don't have a pediatrician they should find one!!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:44 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:45
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
No matter or question is too small to take to your children's physician. Remember it's always best to look into things you are concerned about. Our children are our treasures. Take care of them!!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:45 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:45
RRMC Dietitian: 
We would like to thank everyone for their great questions! It's been a pleasure chatting with you all. Healthy eating is a lifestyle. It starts from birth and our habits are established early. Work hard with your children to create the best habits possible!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:45 RRMC Dietitian
12:46
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Panelists, thanks so much for joining us! Readers, thanks so much for tuning in!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:46 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:46
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Come back next week for a live Web chat about Alzheimer¿s ¿ Wednesday, April 6, at noon here at www.dailypress.com.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:46 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:46
Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics: 
Thank you for the opportunity!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:46 Theresa Sheppard, MD--Hampton Roads Pediatrics
12:47
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
Find more health news and information at twitter.com/veronicachufo, facebook.com/dphealth and dailypress.com/healthnotes. Feel free to email me, vchufo@dailypress.com, if you have any chat topic ideas for our Wednesday Web chats.
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:47 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:47
Veronica Chufo, Daily Press: 
This concludes today's Web chat. Thanks again!
Wednesday March 30, 2011 12:47 Veronica Chufo, Daily Press
12:47