Nutrition and Exercise

This presentation addresses the important information about providing your JM Child with adequate nutrition and exercise. Two knowledgeable physicians focus on the best foods for a child with juvenile myositis, how to handle steroid cravings, and how to eat healthily with all the side effects of the medications.

The presenters discuss applying the nutrition and exercise recommendations sometimes provided by healthcare providers and making them work for your family in the “real world.”

Presented by:

  • Dr. Brian Feldman is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Health Policy Management & Evaluation, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is Division Head of Rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Feldman is also a member of Cure JM’s Clinical Care Network.
  • Julie Shevlin, MS, RDN, is a pediatric nutrition registered dietitian, who has been in practice for more than fifteen years.
Getting the Diagnosis. Megan Curran, MD

Getting the Diagnosis

It often takes a bit of time for children with juvenile myositis (JM) to get a proper diagnosis. This is due to the fact that

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