Family Practice of Cadillac – Kids Corner

Your Patient-Centered Medical Home

Proper nutrition is important for children too. Recommended is the 5-2-1-0 plan:

  • 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day
  • 2 hours or less of screen time (computer and TV)
  • 1 hour or more of physical activity
  • and 0 sugary drinks – more water and low fat milk.

Tips ~

  • try seasonal fresh fruits and veggies.
  • Mix veggies in pasta, soup or pizza.
  • Add fruits to cereal and pancakes.
  • Add fresh lemon, lime or orange slices to water for flavoring and keep a pitcher in the fridge.
  • Let kids take turns picking a new food to try.
  • Make exercise a fun family activity.
  • Take walks – make to sure to include the entire family including pets, ride bikes, dance etc.
  • Exercise is good for your heart and makes everyone feel better.
  • Make gradual changes to increase physical activity and incorporate it into your daily routine.
  • Choose fun seasonal activities.

Interesting facts:

  • Try the 3bite rule
  • Eat 3 bites of a new fruit/veggie.
  • Keep trying!!
  • It can take 7-10 tries before you like a new food.
  • What is a serving?  Adult- a whole fruit the size of a tennis ball. ½ cup chopped fruit or veggies, 1 cup raw, leafy greens, ¼ cup of dried fruit. Kids – the size of the palm of their hand.American children and teens spend 22-28 hours per week watching television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7-10 years of their lives watching TV.
  • Soda has no nutritional value and is high in sugar.
  • Energy drinks are NOT sports drinks and should ne ver replace water during exercise.
  • Water is fuel for your body.

827 E. Division
Cadillac, MI 49601

Office Hours
Open 7 Days a Week
Same Day Appointments
Monday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am 1:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am Noon

XRay Hours
Monday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm

1:00 pm 2:00 pm for Lunch

Lab Hours
Monday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm

1:00 pm 2:00 pm for Lunch

Telephone Directory
Appointments: (231) 775-9741
Billing: (231) 876-3410
Fax: (231) 775-9333

If you have an urgent medical problem after hours or on the weekend, you can reach the on-call physician by calling the answering service at (231) 775-9741. In case of an acute emergency, go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department at once.