Keeping Kids Healthy originated as a weekly public TV series created by Montefiore Medical Center < http://www.montefiore.org in association with Thirteen/WNET; Rich Sabreen Enterprises, Executive Producers. The series is geared toward parents – especially moms – who are concerned about their children’s medical health, safety and better parenting. In addition to its web distribution, Keeping Kids Healthy runs on hundreds of TV stations in the US and abroad. It has won numerous awards -- including 3 Emmy Awards -- for its innovative TV medical journalism and for its personal, human approach to children’s physical and mental health issues.
The series is hosted by Winnie King, MD, a practicing board certified trauma physician, a veteran host of Lifetime Television and a former TV news reporter.
Keeping Kids Healthy approaches each topic from the point of view of the child or family dealing with a real health, safety or parenting issue. Through filmed reports and in-studio conversations we meet real kids and families dealing with medical issues and challenges. Then we bring them together with renowned medical experts who break through the often confusing jargon of doctors and medical professionals, explaining physical and emotional conditions in useful, human, down-to-earth terms. Experts on child safety and better parenting offer real tips viewers can use to improve their families’ quality of life.
The Keeping Kids Healthy editorial team includes winners of Pulitzer, Peabody, Emmy and Ace Awards. Topics cover many areas regarding diseases, nutrition, fitness, psycho-social issues such as behavior, safety, mental illness and emotional well-being. Segments have addressed topics ranging from heart defects, breastfeeding, chronic illness, and the obesity/diabetes connection, to teen suicide, behavioral limits for young kids, and techniques for helping children survive divorce