Editorial Policy


A physician-led editorial process guides the development of KidsHealth in the Classroom educational resources. This site, however, is not intended to provide medical care. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your health care provider. All information on this site is for educational purposes only.

KidsHealth in the Classroom Teacher's Guides and other resources are created by physicians, writers, editors, and graphic designers at KidsHealth, which is part of The Nemours Foundation. Our goal is to make sure all information is accurate, balanced, current, and aligned with National Health Education Standards.

Experts who review our educational resources include:

  • Steven Dowshen, MD
    Chief Medical Editor
    Pediatric Endocrinologist
    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
    Wilmington, DE
  • Mary L. Gavin, MD
    Senior Medical Editor
    Division of General Pediatrics
    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
    Wilmington, DE
  • Laura Bailet, PhD
    Nemours BrightStart! founder, operational vice president
    School Psychologist
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
    Medical Editor
    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
    Wilmington, DE
  • Larissa Hirsch, MD
    Medical Editor
    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
    Wilmington, DE
    Instructor in Pediatrics
    NYPH-Cornell
    New York, NY
  • D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
    Behavioral Health Editor
    Child and Adolescent Psychologist
    Wayne, PA
  • Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
    Medical Director, Children's Mercy Clinic at Operation Breakthrough
    Children's Mercy Hospital
    Kansas City, MO