For many people with school-age children, summer is a time when alarm clocks can be snoozed and bedtimes can be optional; however, while enjoying the relaxed schedules and routines, pediatric providers like Amy Haverty, nurse practitioner with the
UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Friendswood clinic urge parents to not be as lax when it comes to snacking.
With less structure surrounding daily lives, the opportunity to snack more freely on "junk" food options may readily present itself, but Haverty insists nutrient dense options like veggies with hummus, fruit with Greek yogurt or refreshing smoothies are
the way to go.
For more information on children's health and wellness measures -- including care options -- visit the UTMB Health Pediatrics page.
UTMB Health provider Amy Haverty on healthy summer snacks