National Nutrition Month

A healthy lifestyle is important regardless of age. Celebrate National Nutrition Month by using The Youth Clinic’s tools and tips for healthy living.

Practice Pacing – Teaching your young ones to slow down while eating gives the body a chance to send and receive signals that stomachs are full after eating just the right amount.

Classes – The Youth Clinic put together a series of Healthy Kids and Teens Programs to offer education, tips and more for parents and children. Classes include:

Drink to That – Don’t forget, your child does not have to EAT five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Drinking them is another option. Smoothies, juices and mixed fruit drinks are fun ways to introduce these good-for-you foods to your young ones.

Scholarship Program – The Youth Clinic is committed to your child’s needs long after he or she grows out of our clinic. We are proud to announce our First Annual Growing Healthy Kids High School Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a patient of The Youth Clinic furthering their education after high school.

For more information or to apply, visit

Avoid Bulk – If you want to treat your kids for a good day at school or a job well done at home, buy small packages of treats instead of bulk sized. This eliminates the temptation to eat these treats on a daily basis instead of once in a while.

Travel Tips – Summer vacations are upon us and there are many things to consider before taking your children on vacation. To learn more about comprehensive and individual information, vaccination needs, treatments for common travel illnesses and health resources while you are away, read our blog here.

Well Care Visits – Seeing your kids on a regular basis allows our doctors to address ongoing issues such as development, nutrition, behavior, discipline, and safety. During a Well Care Visit, your child receives attention to all health problems such as asthma, poor growth and other issues. With these appointments, we hope to anticipate your child’s health needs as he or she matures.

Please call (970) 482-2515 to schedule an appointment.

“Quality nutrition plays an essential role in the health and development of infants, children and teens,” says Martha Gooldy Garcia, RD, IBCLC. “You can expect practical support and guidance that is individualized to your child’s family’s needs.” Keep your family happy and healthy by practicing a healthy lifestyle not just during National Nutrition Month, but every month of the year.