Back to School Tips From the AAP

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Ensure your child heads off to school with the best possible foundation.
Air Date: 8/14/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Back to School Tips From the AAP
It's that time of year again... your kids are headed back to school.

It should come as no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home.

Studies have linked poor academic performance to factors such as a lack of sleep, poor nutrition, obesity, and a lack of parental support.

How can you ensure your child heads off to school this fall with the best possible foundation?

Melanie Cole, MS, and Dr. Corrin Cross, MD, share some valuable information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

With these tips in mind, you can get the first days of school off to a great start and make the school year an enjoyable experience for the whole family.

 This year you can watch your child thrive!
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