The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently changed its opinion on when to offer and how much juice is appropriate in your child’s diet. New recommendations by age group are as follows:
Younger than 12 months: Do not offer juice since it is of no nutritional benefit at this age.
1-3 years old: Limit to 4oz. or ½ cup daily, do not allow your toddler to carry a juice box or
sippy cup filled with juice throughout the day.
4-6 years: Limit to 4-6 oz. per day.
7-18 years: Limit to 8 oz. or 1 cup per day.
Juice can lead to cavities, weight gain or loss, and diarrhea when children drink too much of it. Juice is not essential to the diet, fruit is. Eating fruit instead of drinking juice will provide vitamin C along with fiber and other nutrients.
This week May 1-7, 2017 is Screen-free week (SFW). Unplug yourself and your family from digital media and screens this week. Engage with family and friends, go outside and enjoy nature, be creative and imagine, or just daydream. This is also a great time to reevaluate your family's use of screens and current household screen time rules. This year SFW also coincides with Children's Book Week, so read, read, read! Check out the link below for more information and tips on how to make this a successful week for your family.
Welcome to the Blog of Biskup & Segui Pediatric Partners, P.C.
Whether your child is an existing patient or you’re searching for a pediatrician in the Frankfort, IL area, we’re excited you are here. With the pediatric industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping parents and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
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