Effects of Food on the Most Commonly Used Medications in School-Age Children

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Children who consume a nutrient-dense, energy appropriate breakfast have shown health benefits as a result of such actions. Certain medications that children take may be affected by food consumption at breakfast or during other times of the day. A brief review of the dietary considerations that should be addressed for medications used to treat the most common acute and chronic illnesses in school-aged children is presented in this review. This information can help mitigate confusion that often surrounds drug-food interactions and can support optimal drug therapy outcomes. Working to coordinate the nutritional requirements of certain medications is a model for interprofessional care and can lead to optimal health for our children and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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