The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s Minnesota, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.

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5 spooky (and healthy!) snacks kids will love for Halloween

Healthy foods certainly don’t have to be boring! Here are some fun, spooky and, most importantly, yummy snacks you can serve your kids on Halloween.

Resilience and hope: Grayson’s fight against leukemia

In 2019, Grayson started treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A year and a half later, he’s back to his usual self thanks to the care he received at Children’s Minnesota.

Championing employee health and wellness: Children’s Minnesota NICU

When you spend your days caring for the most amazing people on earth (kids!) and putting kids first, it can be hard to find time for self-care. But Children’s Minnesota neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse Jenni Thomas wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of her health and wellness goals.

Children’s Minnesota joins 29 companies in commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Children’s Minnesota recently joined together with 29 other health service providers and health care stakeholders throughout Minnesota to pledge to eliminate systemic racism and its negative impact on health and well-being.

Halloween costume ideas with face masks

Children’s Minnesota is here to help you with fun Halloween costume ideas that also keep your kids safe.

Children’s Minnesota nurse’s COVID-19 experience leads her to national conference

Deanna Jensen was deployed to New York City to help care for COVID-19 patients. Her team’s research at this hospital led her to a national conference presentation.

Compassion Project brings smiles and support to Children’s Minnesota colleagues

This summer, a group of employees at Children’s Minnesota joined together to support our colleagues through the pandemic. Their effort, called the Compassion Project, is focused on providing employees who are out of work due to personal illness with resources they may need, as well as items to brighten their day.

Safely celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out guidelines to help parents plan a safe celebration for their kids. Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, chief education officer at Children’s Minnesota, shared more about these guidelines.

Sickle cell disease and leukemia: One family’s resilience through them both

It’s difficult enough learning about one medical diagnosis for a child, but for the Hardy family, their youngest two daughters were diagnosed with two different illnesses within the same month. Read about their resilience on their journey with sickle cell disease and leukemia.

Helping African American kids and teens with mental health

Dr. Jason Walker, child psychologist at Children's Minnesota, shares more about mental health disparities for African American youth and what parents can do to help.