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Nutrition and Fitness

At Dayton Children’s, we encourage healthy and active kids. We know that nutrition, exercise and the rising rate of childhood obesity are great concerns for parents. Use these tips to teach your family healthy habits for life!

Nutrition & Fitness

Nutrition and Fitness

Family Nutrition from 'Activities to Zucchini'

Meet Becky Gonter-Dray, our featured nutrition blogger. Becky is Board Certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and works part-time in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit dietitian, Homecare (Children’s Home Health Care of Dayton) and Nutrition Clinic (outpatient nutrition counseling) at Dayton Children’s. Becky also is an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, teaching in the Health and Sports Science Department. With her husband, Alex, the Gonter-Dray’s have 3 boys ages 8, 5 and 3. They enjoy trying new foods in their house and cooking in the kitchen together. Becky hopes to bring to the Dayton Children’s blog sound nutrition facts and information along with how to provide healthy options for today’s busy families by sharing some of her experiences. Visit to hear from Becky!


Nutrition and Fitness Features


Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts
Lately there has been a lot of talk about Body Mass Index (BMI).  Learn what you need to know about this measurement and what it means to your child’s health.

Cold-weather Sports and Your Family
Looking forward to the snowy season and all it has to offer? Winter can be a great time to get outside and keep fit — for you and your family.

Keeping Portions Under Control
Bagels as big as frisbees. Muffins the size of flower pots. Bowls of pasta so deep, your fork can barely find the bottom.


Visit our blog!

Visit the Dr. Mom Squad blog to join in the conversation with our experts! You will hear from four local women who have two big things in common; they are all doctors and they are all moms!

Kohl's Cares® Merchandise

Every season, Kohl's offers special items for sale with all profits donated to children's hospitals – including Dayton Children’s. You can view the entire collection of stuffed animals, books and much more at Kohl's Cares® Merchandise.

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