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In this episode, hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, lament the “new normal” of limited activity and food choices during COVID-19. In the main interview segment, Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, CSSD, FAAP, FACSM, talks about setting up routines around mealtimes and exercise. The hosts also discuss new research in Pediatrics with Eric Eichenwald, MD, FAAP, who co-authored an article about car seat tolerance screenings for babies born prematurely. This episode debuts a segment called “Giving Voice,” featuring an audio essay from Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, FAAP, a mother, wife, pediatrician and public health advocate.



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Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, CSSD, FAAP, FACSM


Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, CSSD, FAAP, FACSM, is an award-winning author, pediatrician and registered dietitian, and educator. She helps families improve health in 5 key areas (nutrition, activity, sleep, stress management, and screen time limits) as the founder and director of the Children's Primary Care Medical Group W.E.L.L. nutrition clinic and Walk with a Doc-Carlsbad. She helps pediatricians optimize their care for children affected by obesity as the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity. She teaches college students about nutrition as an adjunct assistant professor UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She helps ensure parents receive quality information and advice on raising healthy children as a member of the Parents Magazine Board of Advisors.

Eric C. Eichenwald, MD, FAAP


Eric C. Eichenwald, MD, FAAP, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Chief of the Division of Neonatology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has served on a number of AAP committees including the NRP Steering Committee and the Committee on Fetus and Newborn. He is current Chair of the sub-board for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, FAAP


Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, FAAP, is a mother, wife, pediatrician, and public health advocate. She lives in coastal Wilmington, NC, with her husband and two daughters. Dr. Tribié is the Pediatric Medical Director of Wilmington’s only Community Health Center. She also serves as the Vice Chair of New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics.


Dr. Natalie Muth's website
How to raise healthy eaters
Dr. Natalie Muth's Facebook Page
Family Fit Plan
by Natalie Digante Muth

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

Music Credits:
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Theme music composed by Matthew Simonson at

*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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