Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Back-to-school health guide

    Dr. Jeremy Knott

    From exercise and nutrition to backpacks and sports physicals, here’s how you can help your kids start the school year off right:

    • Kids who eat a nutritious breakfast perform better at school, so start their morning off with a protein-packed breakfast and a side of fruit.
    • Bring bedtime routines back. Children under age 13 should get 10-12 hours of sleep every night, and those 13 or older should get 8-10 hours.
    • Children go through big changes in height, weight and appearance throughout adolescence. An annual visit with the doctor will ensure their development is on the right track.

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