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May 2015 • #100
A Note from the Medical Editor
Keeping up with healthy eating during summer vacation can sometimes be a challenge. Busy summer schedules may make it seem easier to pack up a cooler or day camp lunch box with pre-packaged snack foods. But, with a little advance planning, your family can still enjoy summer break without breaking your healthy eating plan.

As every parent knows, nothing influences a child more than example. If your child sees you drinking water during the day, snacking on blueberries, or eating a salad, there may be less arguing from picky eaters and more peace at mealtimes.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org
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