School's out for summer, and that can get families out of their normal routines.
That doesn't mean kids should skip out on healthy eating and sleep schedules.
Doctor John Moore is a pediatrician with Botetourt Pediatric Associates. He recommends giving kids a bit of leeway with bedtime schedules during the summer, but no later than 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.
As for getting enough exercise during the summer, Dr. Moore suggests allowing kids to try out different sports and activities that they don't have time to enjoy during the busier sports seasons.
And always remember to protect your child in the sun. Dr. Moore says to re-apply sunscreen every couple of hours, even if you use a waterproof brand.
For more summer safety tips, check out this link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.