Is It Safe to Swim After You Eat?

Daily Health Solutions, Featured Article, Healthy Living
on June 5, 2012

Remember those torturous minutes (or hours!) your mom used to make you wait before jumping in the pool after lunch? It turns out it was all for naught.

“The bottom line is kids can definitely go into the water immediately after eating,” says developmental pediatrician Dr. Andrew Adesman, a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. “There’s no reason that kids need to be beached for 30 minutes.”