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Family Practice Center

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3040 N. Susquehanna Trail
P.O. Box 129
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
Phone: 570-743-1703

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P: 570-837-2123

FPC's Pediatric Care

What do physicians who care for children do?
Physicians who care for children are called on to provide a variety of services to families, including diagnosing illness, prescribing treatment, counseling families, monitoring the growing child's physical, mental, and social development, and advising adolescents on a range of emotional and social issues.

Healthy children are our future
The specific nutritional choices you and your youngster make are crucial. Good nutrition is essential to good health and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.

If the snacks at your home have usually been cookies, doughnuts, and soft drinks, it’s time for a change. Two or 3 snacks a day are an important part of your child’s overall nutrition, so you need to make them just as nutritionally sound as her regular meals, while contributing to an overall program aimed at weight loss. Planning snacks ahead of time is helpful — prepackage some appropriate servings to have ready for kids in their lunches or when they get home from school. This is an opportunity to teach healthy choices and practices.

If you keep the pantry, refrigerator and kitchen table stocked with plenty of low-fat, low-sugar snacks from the 5 major food groups, that’s what children will reach for. Of course, occasional treats like ice cream are fine. But for those snacks that kids typically grab on their own, make sure they’re nutritious ones.

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