SOURCE: NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, news release, Aug. 1, 2016
THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As summer winds down, parents should start taking steps to prepare children who are heading back to school, according to a child health expert.
"As children grow, it's essential to make sure they are eating well, staying active and getting enough sleep. A few late summer adjustments can help children have a safe and productive school year," said Dr. Joseph Abularrage. He is chairman of the pediatrics department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens in New York City.
He said the following tips can help students successfully transition back into the classroom:
"Remember to set up an appointment with your child's physician prior to the beginning of the school year. This can ensure that your child is up to date on his/her vaccines. If your child is an athlete, you can also set up a sports physical, so your child can join their team with little to no obstacles," Abularrage said in a hospital news release.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has more back-to-school tips.