“Bully” the documentary was recently released in Houston and other cities following heated press about its rating. The PG13 rating is appropriate for high school and some junior high aged children. For younger kids it’s important to realize that this is not comic book hero in a costume violence, this is not Hunger Games in a fictional country violence. This is pain and humiliation, not softened by script, music score and lighting. The message is in your face and could be your or my child’s story.
Protein is necessary to build and repair muscle and to boost the immune system. Protein will be used as energy if the body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates or fats to use for energy. The need for protein in an athlete is increased, but many athletes overconsume protein and underconsume calories. Extra protein does not lead to extra muscle — muscle is 70% water and only 20% protein.
It was during my shift working as unit clerical assistant in the Progressive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital that I realized something wasn’t right with my pregnancy.
Few areas are more controversial in pediatric nutrition than the role of a vegetarian diet for children. Today, more and more children are becoming vegetarians. Some are lacto-ovo vegetarians, meaning that they consume dairy products and eggs, while others may be more restrictive by following a vegan diet in which all animal-based food products are avoided. However, most vegetarian children only avoid red meat and may still eat some fish or even chicken.
It’s important to stay properly hydrated. During exercise, water and electrolytes are lost in sweat. If the loss is not replenished, this could lead to a decrease in performance and potential life-threatening, heat-related injuries. Younger athletes are more at risk for dehydration.
Signs of Dehydration: