It’s National Love Your Children Day and the best way to show love to your children is by keeping them healthy! This is where we come in handy! Make sure to schedule a pre-summer appointment with us to make sure your child is not vitamin deficient or in need of any allergy medicine.
Here are five reasons to see the pediatrician this summer:
Is your child getting enough Vitamin A, B, C, and D. These are major vitamins for your child to be taking each day.
- Vitamin A is very important for healthy eyesight, it creates healthy hair and skin, strengthens the immune system, and develops healthy bones and strong teeth. You can get this vitamin from meat, orange and yellow veggies, fruits, and some dairy products.
- Vitamin B helps with a healthy and fast metabolism, which is important for creation of energy, and also moves red blood cells throughout the body, creating oxygen. You can get this vitamin from whole grains, seafood, and leafy greens.
- Vitamin C helps with healthy skin, healing wounds, collagen production, and toxic damages. You can get this from citrus fruits, some veggies, and natural chewables.
- Vitamin D helps with all things Calcium. You can get this vitamin from egg yolk, milk, and fish liver oil.
Do you and your children struggle from having allergies? Check in with us to see if this is coming from the natural air or an allergic reaction? We offer an evaluation to help you understand what may be going on with your child.
Are curious if your child is Iron deficient? Consider if they are feeling any of the following things; fatigue, slow cognitive development, difficulty maintaining body temperature, and failed immune function. It is important to make sure your child is eating enough protein (meat or plant based) and they are getting enough Vitamin C.
Considering all the tips above, and make sure your child has a well balanced diet in general. Are they getting 8 servings of fruit and veggies each day? Are they drinking enough water? Maybe consider meal prepping with your child and always have healthy snacks reachable for your children. Here’s a tip: make their plate look like a rainbow.
Make sure your child has a daily activity they can look forward to that keeps them active. Help them develop healthy activity habits and teach them the importance of being outside instead of sitting on the couch.
We hope these tips inspire you to take a look into your home to see if some healthy choices could be made! Visit us at www.fallhillpediatrics.com to schedule your pre-summer appointment!