April 20th, 2016

Are you teaching your children to be handy in the kitchen? Are they learning how to handle basic kitchen utensils like pots, pans, spatulas, and knives? Do you let them help you do the food shopping, preparation, and cooking? Do they...

January 20th, 2016

  Last month, The PediaBlog spent three posts (beginning here) examining the enormous amount of food mankind produces and then wastes: Food spills. It spoils. It is scraped off plates into trash bags. It becomes leftover meals and snacks that never get eaten...

November 18th, 2015

  Having children of her own humbled dietitian Melinda Johnson: When I became a parent, I expected feeding kids to be a breeze. After all, I was trained as a dietitian and had made plenty of balanced meal plans. I...

September 2nd, 2015

  Katie Sullivan Morford ponders what “kid friendly” in food advertisements really means: I’ve been percolating the phrase, “kid friendly” of late. As in, “kid-friendly” menus, “kid-friendly” snacks, and “kid-friendly” drinks. It’s used widely in food marketing, applied to the...

September 1st, 2015

Schools have been getting back in session the last couple of weeks and students are making new commitments to ensure a successful year. Some are vowing to complete and turn in (on time) every homework assignment. Others are saying they will work...

July 8th, 2015

Obesity has become a huge health problem in the United States and the rest of the developed world. More than one-third (34.7%) of adults and 17% of children in the U.S. are obese, according to the CDC. Even higher numbers of...

July 3rd, 2015

They say the most colorful foods are the healthiest. Toby Amidor says on this July 4th (and for the rest of the summer), we should be eating foods red, white, and blue. For red, she gives us tomatoes, strawberries, and...

June 4th, 2015

We all know how picky young children can be when it comes to trying new foods — especially fruits and vegetables. Neophobia — the fear of trying new things — can be overcome, says Lisa Rapaport, by getting messy: Parents who...

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    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 



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