Vitamins and supplements for teens

Lisa Stern, MD Pediatrician, shares advice for parents on what kind of vitamin or supplement would be best for your teen to be taking
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Vitamins and supplements for teens

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Depending on your teens diet, your teenager should probably be on some supplements, probably at the minimum, a multi-vitamin. Is your teen a vegetarian? Does your teenager drink milk? Does your teenager eat fish? The three big ones for me are; calcium, vitamin D, and fish oils. If a teenager is not eating any fish, I'll give them fish oils. If they are not drinking milk or eating yogurt, I'll make sure they are getting their calcium and their vitamin D. In general, I think a good multi-vitamin is important for teens who may eat a lot of junk food and aren't sitting down for three, good, healthy meals a day.

Lisa Stern, MD Pediatrician, shares advice for parents on what kind of vitamin or supplement would be best for your teen to be taking

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Lisa Stern, MD

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Dr. Lisa is a pediatrician at Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica. Following her training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA Medical Center she began to practice a style of medicine that encourages a common sense approach to health and wellness. She empowers parents to use the resources available to them and teaches them to trust their own judgment. She feels strongly that people come to parenthood with their own history and it is valuable to have a objective third party to discuss the big and small issues that parents face on a daily basis. Lisa's patients range from healthy children to those with complex medical histories.

 

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