Throughout your child's life, you should envision yourself simply as a purveyor of foods and drink to introduce to your child. The simplicity is scary. The rules of nutrition are these: Parents control: What, When, Where. Children control: If and How much. These rules are so important they are called the Cardinal Rules, suggested in 1999 by Dr. Blank. The information on our site will help you make sense of them.
Meeting a growing child's energy needs through all the stages of life leads to huge variations. At Pediatrics East we are here to help guide you through these changing stages of your child's development. At each of the well child check ups, we will be discussing with you the dietary guidelines and pitfalls that you can use to influence the healthy eating habits throughout your child's lifetime.
This page was authored by Dr. Melissa Adams.