Pediatrician promotes importance of child nutrition amid inflation prices

Lynchburg, Va. – Health experts want you to make sure your child’s nutrition is a priority, even if Virginians have just about everything to do with inflation.

dr. Percita Ellis, a pediatrician at the Rockbridge Area Health Center in Lexington, says 9.6% of Virginia households are already considered food insecure.

She says that kids who don’t get a balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day are more likely to get sick and take longer to feel better.

“If kids don’t get the right nutrition, they have problems developing, they have academic problems, and they also have problems interacting with peers,” said Dr. ellis.

State and federal resources, including SNAP and WIC, are available to help those in need of benefits.

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