Your local nutritionist is a healthcare provider who has taken education and training in nutrition science. Your local nutritionist may work in their own private practice, a hospital, nursing home or school. If you’re recovering from a surgery such as a PCL knee injury, hamstring pull or lumbar discectomy, your local nutritionist may work with your local physiotherapist. They can help you create a wellness plan that incorporates physical, mental and nutritional health into your life. A local physiotherapist is a health provider who uses non-invasive techniques such as manual therapy and ultrasound to prevent and treat injury or dysfunction and improve mobility.
According to the CDC, children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. This should include cardio, activities that strengthen bones and exercises that build muscle. Studies have found that children who have healthy diets are more likely to be happy. Children who are overweight have a higher risk of experiencing low self-esteem, depression and negative body image. Eating sugar actually releases endorphins and dopamine in our bodies, which are the "feel-good" chemicals. It is possible for kids to become addicted to sugar.