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.
page was authored by Dr. Melissa Adams