Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Healthy Habits: Back-to-School Nutrition

Millions of children and teens are heading back to school. While most parents plan ahead for clothes, school supplies and books, the new school year is also an opportunity to rethink and reenergize childrens’ nutrition. Good nutrition and learning go hand-in-hand, because a healthy breakfast and lunch provide your child with the fuel he/she needs to stay focused throughout the day.
Protein at every meal, especially breakfast, is essential to help fuel children for all activities throughout the day. In fact, protein at breakfast can help keep kids feel fuller longer so they can make the most of their morning. Packed with nine essential nutrients, including protein, in each glass, milk is a delicious, easy and affordable way to give your kids protein plus other nutrients they need. In fact, an 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein.
Working mom and pediatrician, Dr. Tanya Altmann, knows it can be hard for kids to get nutrients they need to grow up strong without milk. Many kids are even falling short on important nutrients including calcium, vitamin D and potassium that milk is rich in. During this interview, Dr. Tanya shared easy nutrition tips for families.

Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann is the co-author of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child. With more than 4 million copies in print, the top-selling parenting guide has shaped the health and well-being of children for nearly 20 years. She has also written Mommy Calls, a book for parents of toddlers and babies, and The Wonder Years, a guide for the first 5 years of a child's life.
Dr. Tanya is a working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician. She is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, approved by the national physician organization to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts. Dr. Tanya has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media.

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