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What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you...
Dr. Neeta Jain
Dr. Neeta Jain commented
Pediatrics 28 years experience
I generally take a class for 3rd graders at the elementary school every year. I teach them health, hygiene , and about drugs and smoking.
May 28, 2013

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