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Splish Splash – Learning in the Bath

By Nancy Olsen-Harbich, MA Yes, soap is important. But bath-time for your preschooler is so rich with opportunities to play, and to experiment with math and science concepts as he or she explores the properties of water. It provides some relaxed time with a parent or caregiver, just laughing and talking. By the time you’ve […]

What to do about # 2? Tips & Tricks for when your toddler is constipated

By Cristina F. Toscano Toddlers consuming table foods should be passing stool at least every other day. If they are going 3 or more days without going #2, or are having trouble and straining for 10 minutes each time they pass a bowel movement, they may be constipated. It is a fairly common issue among […]

Tips for Parents to Encourage Healthy Eating in Children

By Ruchi Shah, MS, RD, CDN Focus on Healthy Eating Leave unhealthy choices such as chips, soda, juice, and cookies at the grocery store. Focus on keeping fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and water in the house. Involve children in grocery shopping and cooking. When children are involved in the process of choosing and […]

Family Health and Telling the Truth

By Maxine Roeper Cohen, M.S. Parents are encouraged to visit a pediatrician regularly with their children. In fact, once that first child is born, a regular pattern of doctor visits is dutifully followed for the good and welfare of the child. In addition to physical check-ups and inoculations, pediatric visits also offer the opportunity for […]

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Healthy Eating Tips During the Holidays

By Ruchi Shah, MS, RD, CDN The holidays are coming, and with them come delicious cookies, large plates filled with food, overindulging, and the inability to say “no” to a second or third helping. The average American gains a couple of pounds during the holidays, and this weight gain leads to New Years’ resolutions to […]

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How to stay on track during the Holidays

By Jessica A. Schreck, RD, CDN, CDE The holiday season brings with it lots of cheer. But the cold weather, combined with holiday party after holiday party, often leads to decreased exercise and poor eating habits. These factors cause the average American to gain weight during the winter months. Follow these tips in order to […]

Physical Activity on a Busy Schedule

By Ruchi Shah, MS, RD, CDN Physical activity is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. It can have a great impact on your health, wellness, and even your stress level! Physical activity is recommended as part of your daily routine as well as being important at any age or stage in life. Some of […]

Parenting Tips

By Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H., is a Human Development Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Family Health and Wellness Program. She can be reached at 631-727-7850 ext. 330 or at kkr5@cornell.edu. The Family Health and Wellness Program is pleased to announce a new resource for busy parents on the […]

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