Dr Dan and Jamieson talked about topics relevant to that time of year when kids go back to school.
How much sleep do children need?
- Aged 5-13 years old, probably around 10 hours (9 to 11)
- Older than 13, probably around 9 hours (8 to 10 hours)
Try to establish a good bedtime routine and good sleep habits
Kids are not getting enough exercise
Physical activity has an effect on childrens’ health many decades down the line
Children should get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, and should limit screen time to no more than 2 hours per day
Breakfast is really important. Here is a shout out to the fabulous Community Association for Lasting Success (CALS), which runs the breakfast club in Vegreville.
As a parent you decide what they eat, where they eat and when they eat. Your child’s job is to decide how much to eat, or whether they eat at all.