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December 30, 2014

Sidra Hosts Information Session for Mothers Groups

Sidra Medical and Research Center hosted an information session for mothers. The session ‘A Healthy Child is a Happy Child’ was hosted to commemorate Universal Children’s Day and was aimed at mothers with children under the age of five.
The session conducted by Sidra specialists, featured presentations and demonstrations on topics related to baby massages; clarifying the differences between food allergies and food intolerances particularly against cow’s milk protein; understanding food labels; and how playtime allows children to develop fine and gross motor skills.

Kim Underwood, Registered Dietician for Pediatrics and Pregnancy talked about how allergies and intolerances, particularly related to cow’s milk protein, if not properly managed, may result in nutritional problems in young children and can cause immediate or long-term effects on their health, growth and development. Parents were also advised on food labeling, the differences between food allergies and food intolerances and how to identify whether their child is at risk and what they can do to manage food allergies.
Penny DeGoosh, Supervisor Social Work Services highlighted how playtime is the universal language of children; allowing them to develop fine and gross motor skills, hone language and sparking creativity. Her workshop focused on the ways parents can engage with children to not only help advance their development but also strengthen the parent-child bond.

For more details about Sidra’s child and maternal health and wellbeing information sessions and workshops, please email

To read the full article on Sidra’s website, please click here.