What your pediatricians in Ventura, California want you to know
Making sure your child eats a healthy diet can sometimes be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of misconceptions about what a healthy children’s diet should look like. You as a parent, probably have a few questions too. Your pediatricians at Surfside Pediatrics in Ventura, California want to help answer some frequently asked questions about children’s nutrition.
How many cups of water should children drink each day?
If your child is between the ages of 4 and 8, 7 cups of fluid need to be consumed per day, in the form of water, other liquids or foods.
What are some healthy snacks I can feed my child?
There are many healthy snacks perfect for children including nuts, an apple or banana along with peanut butter.
What’s so bad about sugar?
Sugar is empty calories which can make your child gain weight but provide no nutritional value. Sugar intake also affects your child’s teeth, causing tooth decay and other dental issues.
Are juices good for my child?
Juices often contain lots of sugar, along with lots of calories. They do provide some vitamins, but eating fruit instead of drinking juice is far better for your child. Eating fruit provides all the same vitamins along with fiber, which is essential to keep your child healthy.
These are just a few of the commonly asked questions about children’s nutrition. To view and print a handy Children’s Food Pyramid Coloring Page, please visit https://cdn.education.com/worksheet-image/280995/food-pyramid-coloring-page-life.gif
For more detailed information about children’s nutrition, please visit the Children’s Nutrition page on the Surfside Pediatrics website at https://www.surfsidepeds.com/child-nutrition.html
Your child deserves a long and healthy life and it all starts with good nutrition. To find out more about nutrition and other pediatric topics call your pediatricians at Surfside Pediatrics in Ventura, California today!