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Teaching Children About Volunteering & Community Service

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: You and your children can help so many people by volunteering during the holiday season.
Air Date: 12/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Teaching Children About Volunteering & Community Service
Even at a young age, your children can start helping out their community by volunteering and helping those less fortunate.

It can be a little scary for a child to witness the less fortunate and all they go through, but, with good communication, your kids can understand just how much their help is appreciated.

Helping out during food drives or just helping to clean up garbage at the park goes a long way toward getting your child to be community minded and how to help others.

Your kids will learn about how rewarding volunteering and community service can be, and hopefully this will stick with them throughout their lives.

Listen in as Corinn Cross, MD, discusses all of the great thing you and your child can do together to give your community a boost.
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