Health Literacy Lab


Is “healthy” the right word to use?

I received an email recently Helen Seagle, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Children’s Hospital Colorado in which she raises a question that’s really got me thinking. Helen questions  how we all liberally use the term “healthy” in kids material.    Healthy food, healthy choices, health snacks….. She asks – “does healthiness equal “nutritiousness”?  Unless something is toxic …

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Discussing Question 1

Happy New Year All, I want to start by discussing your comments to Q#1 in KidsCountONE. Please send me an email and let me know if you DO or DO NOT give permission for me to refer to you and your comments by name. Please send email to Thanks chris

About KidsCount

[av_heading heading=’About KidsCount’ tag=’h4′ style=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Christina Zarcadoolas PhD and Charles Platkin PhD, MPH, two Hunter College professors, are developing an assessment tool to measure children’s health literacy and nutritional literacy. The assessment tool (picture survey) is called KidsCountONE and is intended for children in Grades …

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