What are some healthy and easy snack ideas for kids?

What are some healthy and easy snack ideas for kids?

Life can get so busy with soccer practice, homework, games on the weekends and let’s not forget karate and basketball. It can be so hard to feed your kids healthy snacks especially when you are always on the go. We know how hard it can be especially if your kids are picky eaters and don’t want to eat carrots or celery sticks. Let us give you some fun and easy ideas to make your snacks something your kids can’t resist.

Let’s start with snacks for the day time.

Slicing an apple to create mini apple pizzas are great because the kids can put peanut butter or apple sauce on them and top these apple pizza’s with granola or other types of fruit. Ritz crackers or Triskets are a great start to any snack time. You can easily add some cream cheese or jam to these crackers to spice things up a bit. You can also use an artichoke dip or a cheese dip to help add some extra flavor to this bite size treats. Carrots are something we wish all of our kids would eat but without all of the extra sauces they like to use but if you slice whole carrots into chips and bake them, add a little salt and you have a healthy alternative to your regular potato chips.


Dessert here we come.

All children love dessert and always ask for that scoop of ice-cream or brownie after their dinner, but what if there was a way to make a tasty dessert but just a bit healthier. A banana boat is a wonderful way to start off, slice a banana long way and put some chocolate or some marshmallows in the middle. Maybe your kids like something cold in their tummies well try some frozen yogurt. Pull out some ice trays and fill them with yogurt and add some fruit in the middle maybe a blueberry or strawberry.

When your child has lice, who do you tell?

When your child has lice, who do you tell?

We know it can be an overwhelming feeling to find out that your child has lice, along with the uncertainty of how to treat it or how to clean your house. Luckily, LCA San Diego is here to help with treatment and follow up instructions for your home. You can come into one of our clinics with lice and leave in an hour, happy and lice free. But even though we are here to help treat you and your family with lice it can still be difficult to clean your house, car and furthermore, decide who to tell or not.

When your child has lice many people wonder where they got it or who gave it to them? It can be extremely difficult to ascertain who gave your child lice however you can do a few things to make sure no one else is affected by your child.

Lice sometimes can be thought of as embarrassing or have negative connotations. It can be perceived as if your child is unclean, however this conclusion is not true. Lice is just as common as the flu or the common cold; and millions of families are affected by this every year. To help do your part to keep the lice from spreading, we would recommend that you contact all of your children’s close friends especially if they have had any sleep overs recently or borrowed any of their friends clothes.

Additionally, any sports where they might share a helmet or a hat or after school activities that might involve close contact with other children. It can be hard to make this call but think if your child’s friend had lice you would want to know so you can check your child. We recommend that you call your child’s school, family friends or anyone else that may have been in close contact with your child.

Normalizing head lice is a job that we need help with and you along with our community are key to help us out. At LCA San Diego we have friendly staff that is here to help you understand head lice, treat it and more importantly, not make you feel ashamed for it!

Can my pet get head lice?

Can your pet get head lice?

When you find out that your children or yourself have lice it can be an overwhelming experience with so many questions. The laundry along with cleaning the rest of the house, the brushes, the hair ties…. You may wonder if you will have to treat your pet with something as well. Luckily, pets cannot get lice. Cats, Dogs even birds are not susceptible to catching human head lice. Human head lice is a different species and can’t be transmitted to animals so if your child has lice and the family dog or cat jumps on them don’t worry, they cannot get lice.

Lice is however a very contagious issue and even though its not life threatening and doesn’t carry and illnesses or diseases it can be very uncomfortable if left untreated. Lice can cause extreme itchiness and if you scratch at your head or neck it can cause your skin to become very irritated and red. There can also be bumps and bite marks on the nape of your neck. When your scratch a lot you can cause those bites to bleed or become open wounds which can get infected.

Its important that when you are aware that you or a family member has lice that you get it treated right away not only for your own health but lice is very contagious so it can easily be spread to other members of the family or friends.

LCA San Diego is here to help and will treat you and your family quickly and easily. We do an FDA cleared heated air treatment that is all natural and 99% effective. When lice enters your house hold LCA San Diego is here to remove it.