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Focus on Back to School
August 2016 | Issue No. 129
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What’s the harm in an occasional cupcake? To encourage healthy eating, some schools have banned sweets from class parties and school fundraisers.
The AAP isn't worried about cupcakes—but they are worried about that overall diet, which for many kids isn't healthy. Learn more here about the AAP policy. 
Also In This Issue:
Ask the Pediatrician:
By: Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Back to School, Back to the Doctor
Children with Epilepsy at School: 
816_epilepsy_classroom_lesson.jpgA new study published in Pediatrics found children with epilepsy may experience vulnerability and discrimination. As a parent or caregiver, you play a key role in providing your child's teachers and other school staff with the information they need to create a safe and supportive learning environment where your child can thrive. Get tips here. 
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