As a board-certified pediatrician with 35 years of experience, Stephen A. Schulman, MD, is passionate about starting your child on the road to healthy living, especially where nutrition is concerned. At his pediatric office in Denton, Texas, Dr. Schulman includes nutritional counseling in each visit to ensure your child has the tools to make healthy food choices for the rest of their life. Learn more about available nutrition services by calling the office or requesting a consultation with Dr. Schulman online today.
What your child eats has a significant impact on their overall health and development. Dr. Schulman strongly believes in teaching your child about making healthy food choices in the earliest years to ensure they give their body what it needs to thrive.
At each appointment, Dr. Schulman discusses nutrition with your child at an age-appropriate level. He focuses on eating nutrient-rich foods, like:
Dr. Schulman also offers guidance in limiting sugary and processed foods, as well as other snacks that have no nutritional value.
Good nutrition is important for ensuring your child gets the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they need to stay healthy.
Making good food choices also ensures your child maintains a healthy weight and avoids the long-term health complications relating to obesity. This is especially important if your child has an existing health condition or family history of obesity and related complications.
If your child is active in sports and other physical activities, Dr. Schulman can also work with you on a diet plan to ensure your child has the energy they need to perform optimally.
To determine if your child has intolerances or allergies to foods, Dr. Schulman can refer you to a lab for blood testing. Once he understands your child’s allergies, Dr. Schulman can work with you to create a safe diet that eliminates foods that cause digestive issues or anaphylaxis reactions.
The goal of managing your child’s food allergies is to ensure they still get the nutrition they need while avoiding allergens. Dr. Schulman offers guidance and resources to help your child avoid allergens at home, school, and in other environments.
For some children with underlying medical conditions, like diabetes, additional dietary restrictions may be necessary to avoid health complications. Dr. Schulman also works closely with you in these situations to design a healthy, nutritious diet that doesn’t interfere with their health issues.
If you have concerns about your child’s nutrition or need help creating an eating plan for food allergies, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schulman today. You can book an appointment online or by calling the office today.