you know that a 6-year-old girl requires 1400 kcal
per day including 2 cups of milk and 1-1/2 cups
of fresh fruit daily?
Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health and the United States Department of Agriculture has recently made it a lot easier than guess work to determine exactly what your child requires nutritionally.
has developed guidelines at My Pyramid (Food Guide Pyramid) that
use your child's age, sex, and activity level to determine recommendations for
YOUR child's nutrition. This takes the guesswork out of what your child needs
for optimal health and helps you correctly determine serving sizes for your child.
This site can also help you figure out if YOUR child is getting enough exercise
at his or her activity level.
By combining good nutrition with physical fitness
you can give your child the foundation for a lifelong healthy lifestyle.
Annual well-child exams for school aged children are important for evaluating your child's growth and development. During the comprehensive physical exam we discuss core health issues ranging from kindergarten readiness to preadolescent development, including:
weight, and BMI (body mass index) assessment
fitness and recommendations for sports participation
and learning concerns
medical history, family history, and social
health concerns such as asthma, ADD/ADHD, and
and psychiatric concerns
These exams are provided on an annual basis in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. Most children enjoy these longer visits with the doctor where their individual progress is recognized. Over time, the annual exam also helps us reinforce the importance of regular exercise, healthy eating, and healthy lifestyles for your child.
To schedule an appointment.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8
Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.