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Why Hot Lunch is Better Than Sandwiches!

Right before school started, I was beginning to lose sleep over what I would make Claire, now in second grade,  for lunch every day. The school she attends does not have a cafeteria and students are expected to bring their...

Back To School Night – What You Should Ask In Addition to Academics

Happy Labor Day ! We are enjoying a great weekend as my parents are here visiting from Los Angeles, and my sister Nancy and her boyfriend Eddie are here from Oakland as well.  We have enjoyed many great meals, playing...

Ham & cheese or PB&J….again? by Nancy Wei, MPH, RD – Guest Blog

If you are in the same boat as many parents in the throes of back to school busyness, figuring out what to send for lunch with your child is just one of many things on your checklist. It can be...

Top 7 Choking Hazards (Food Items) In Children

Everyone who has spent any time around an infant, toddler, or preschool-aged child knows that the number one job two little hands have is to pick things up and put items in the mouth. The important events in a child’s...

Back to School Health – Part 3 – What’s for Lunch?

Now, what I think is the hardest part of making sure our children are healthy when they go back to school – their nutrition and their lunches! Before Claire started school at age 3, she was loved and well cared...

Back to School ENT Health – Part 2

Okay, counting down. Claire has meet and greet this Friday, and first day of school is Aug 15th !  I am always conflicted this time of the year, happy that she will start school and that we’ll get back into...

Have ice cream now! in the afternoon!

It’s 4pm in Orlando, a gorgeous day, and here is Claire after we all enjoyed a Skinny Cow Salted Carmel Pretzel ice cream bar! Love her chocolate mustache.  I must admit, I went a while without eating ice cream, knowing...

Back to School ENT Health – Part 1

I can’t believe school will start in 3 weeks and summer is over! Claire can’t believe it either! As excited as we are for her to start her new school, we are definitely dreading that period of transitioning to a...

Does Your Child Have Speech Delay?

I decided to write this blog on a common reason otherwise healthy toddlers are often referred to see a pediatric ENT like myself.  While the title of this blog and the question appear simple, getting a clear answer from health...

Breakfast Muffins – Make the Weekday Mornings a Breeze…

I decided to make a variation of “A Healthier Wei” breakfast muffins today after being inspired by Nancy, who always calls me after she makes a new type of muffin using our basic recipe.  She made a “sweet potatoe pistachio”...