The School Years - Child is Growing Up! | Pediatrics East

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The School Years

The School Years

As your child is growing, so is their schedule of things to do. This age group is more about planning than anything else.  The pit falls in the diet at this age may be too many fast food stops, too many sweet drinks (sodas, sweet tea, Gatorade, Sobes) and too little time at home. 

Try to balance the on-the-run meals with at-home meals around the table. Another pitfall at this age are the choices during school lunch time. Recent studies show an increase in obesity among students that eat from the cafeteria vs. the ones that bring their lunch. So if obesity is a concern you may consider packing your child's lunch. 

This page was authored by Dr. Melissa Adams