Monthly Archives: August 2015

ADD / ADHD in Children

Signs and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder in Kids It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), which can affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with others. The first step… Read more →

Childhood Nutrition

Hey, What’s to Eat? Unless you’ve been totally out of the loop, it’s likely you’ve heard about the childhood obesity epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. It’s talked about on television, radio, the Internet, and in books, newspapers, and magazines. Yet, with all this focus on kids being overweight and obese, many parents are… Read more →

Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Healthy Food Choices

When I grab my stethoscope in the morning for a day of seeing typical kids, I know without looking at the appointment list that I’ll be viewing the consequences of big portion sizes, over-processed snacks and sweets and a lack of veggies. It’s not one meal or snack that’s the problem. It’s the pattern. Slowly, the BMI creep up. Blood sugar… Read more →