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Nutrition Hint!

Did 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.

The USDA 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.

It's elementary: Grade-Schoolers

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:

  • Height, weight, and BMI (body mass index) assessment
  • Childhood immunizations
  • Physical fitness and recommendations for sports participation
  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral and learning concerns
  • Past medical history, family history, and social history
  • Current health concerns such as asthma, ADD/ADHD, and frequent colds.
  • Psychological 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. please call
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

((734) 408-4182

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