Nutrition and Exercise

This presentation addresses the following questions: what are the best foods for a child with juvenile myositis to eat? How do we handle steroid cravings? How do we eat healthily with all the side effects of the medications? Are there exercises my child can do to improve their outcome?

This interactive session discusses how to apply the nutrition and exercise recommendations sometimes provided by healthcare providers and make them work for your family in the “real world.”

Presented by:

  • Brian Feldman, MD, MSc, FRPC
  • Julie Shevlin, MS, RDN
Doctor and young juvenile myositis patient.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

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