Crestwood Pediatric Associates
Parents are often wondering about healthy snacks for their children. Here are some ideas:
apple slices with peanut butter
baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing
yogurt - Dannon Greek is lowest in sugar, watch other yogurt's sugar content which can be high, above 20 gms
Belvita bars or breakfast "cookies"
Any sliced fruits or vegetables
Whole grain crackers like Triscuits or wheat thins
Fruitables or Honest Kids drinks, water or 1% or skim milk if your child is over age 2 - avoid juice, soda and Gatorade or other sugary drinks except as a special treat occasionally.
Kids generally need 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. It is best to keep the snacks healthy, with only occasional junk food like potato chips, goldfish, white crackers, fruit snacks or candy.
We at Crestwood Pediatric Associates are concerned about the increasing use by our patients of retail based clinics or urgent care centers. Here are some important things to consider before you go:
Parents are often unsure when a problem arises when our office is closed if it can wait till the office opens in the morning. We have 24/7 on-call physicians that can help you make the decision to go to an urgent care center or ER, or if it can wait till the office opens in the morning.
We understand that children get sick at night and on the weekend. Our office is open until 9 PM most nights and on Saturday morning to give maximum flexibility in scheduling to our patients.
We remain your partner in your child’s care. We want what is best for your child as do you. Please consider the above carefully the next time you consider going to an Urgent Care Center.