Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

UPDATED September 2018: A guide to professional family services in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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How to Reset Your Kids' Nutrition This Summer

How to Reset Your Kids' Nutrition This Summer

As an integrative dietitian, I hear people’s cries for help, especially when it comes to feeding their kids healthy foods. Parents today are busier than ever, working and hustling kids to and from after-school activities. So, preparing meals with r...

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The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

The Sunflower Maze That Took My Breath Away

As much as I love NYC’s parks and playgrounds, sometimes you just need to take a day trip and get out of the city for a little bit. Though the concrete jungle is beautiful, every now and then I just gotta hit the road and connect with nature. And l...

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How to Boost Your Children's Fiber Intake

How to Boost Your Children's Fiber Intake

Sure, we know we need more fiber. But here’s a news flash: Our kids probably need more fiber too. In fact, most children are consuming just half the recommended daily amount. (Six chicken nuggets only have about 1 gram of fiber). We’ve come up with...

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Knorr to Deliver Free Local Fresh Produce in Manhattan for National Farmers Market Week

Knorr to Deliver Free Local Fresh Produce in Manhattan for National Farmers Market Week

To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Knorr is making local fresh produce deliveries on a first-come, first-serve basis until this Thursday, August 9, to Manhattan only. How do you receive a fresh, delicious meal straight at your door step? Th...

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How to Help Kids with Food Allergies

How to Help Kids with Food Allergies

One in 13 kids has food allergies, which is equivalent to nearly two kids per class in the United States.

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Birthday Cakes You Can Bake at Home with Your Kids

Birthday Cakes You Can Bake at Home with Your Kids

If you’re throwing a birthday party for your child, impress everyone by baking your own homemade birthday cake—and get your children involved in the process! These three recipes are easy enough for kids to help make and will get them excited about ...

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Baketivity Baking Kit Company Offers Subscriptions, Bulk Ordering

Baketivity Baking Kit Company Offers Subscriptions, Bulk Ordering

Baketivity, an online company that mails out baking kits designed for children's use, recently began offering a monthly subscription service for parents to order for their children, as well as bulk ordering for summer camps and other groups. Bulk ...

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3 Green Breakfasts Kids Will Actually Enjoy

3 Green Breakfasts Kids Will Actually Enjoy

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and an optimal time to get in those fruits and veggies. Here are three easy green recipes from 'Eat More Greens' by Zita Steyn to get kids excited about breakfast.

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McDonald's to Make Happy Meals More Nutritious

McDonald's to Make Happy Meals More Nutritious

McDonald's announced on Feb. 15 in a press release that it will roll out a plan to make Happy Meals more nutritious and that means saying "bye bye" to the cheeseburger.

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A Wallet-Friendly Whole Foods Market 365 Opens In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

A Wallet-Friendly Whole Foods Market 365 Opens In Fort Greene, Brooklyn

For those of us who love the quality of produce and foods offered at Whole Foods, but hate what it does to our wallets, we have good news! Whole Foods Market 365, a budget-friendly version of the popular grocery store chain, recently opened in Fort...

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Vegan Snacks for a Super Bowl Party

Vegan Snacks for a Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is quickly approaching and you just found out there will be vegans at your Super Bowl party! What to do? The authors of "Frugal Vegan" share three recipes for vegan snacks that everyone will enjoy—even non-vegans!

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4 Food and Drink Hacks to Make Mealtime with Kids Easier

4 Food and Drink Hacks to Make Mealtime with Kids Easier

Getting your kid to put her toys away. Convincing your toddler to stay in his big-kid bed when it’s time to go to sleep. Figuring out what’s causing the meltdown in the grocery store and fixing the problem. There are a lot of situations with raisin...

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Interview With Camila Alves McConaughey About Making Healthier Choices at Home

Interview With Camila Alves McConaughey About Making Healthier Choices at Home

Camila Alves McConaughey, mom, model, and wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, launched her company Yummy Spoonfuls with the mission to change the American food system. She and her partner Agatha Achindu want to emphasize nutritious and delicious—jus...

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3 International-Inspired Recipes for Hanukkah

3 International-Inspired Recipes for Hanukkah

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with these three international-inspired dishes traditionally served for Hanukkah.

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What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

Nikki Pagano, LMSW, shares what parents can do to help if they're concerned about their child's eating behaviors.

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Thanksgiving Desserts Kids Can Help Bake

Thanksgiving Desserts Kids Can Help Bake

Amanda Grant shares pie, crumble, and tart recipes from "Kids in the Kitchen" that are perfect for children to help bake.

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Panera Bread Launches a Healthier Kids Menu

Panera Bread Launches a Healthier Kids Menu

The CEO of Panera Bread is proud to say he would eat off of the kids menu for a week.

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Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Experts share the signs, mental and physical health risks, and treatments of eating disorders—and how to get your child the help he or she needs.

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Conquering Bake Sales: Baking Allergen-Free Treats

Conquering Bake Sales: Baking Allergen-Free Treats

Gluten-free, nut-free, vegan—with variety of dietary needs becoming more common, baking treats for your kid’s class can be a minefield. Here’s how to win the battle.

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How to Eat Pizza for Every Meal

How to Eat Pizza for Every Meal

We found recipes so you can make pizza for every meal—and even dessert!

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How to Green Your Lunch Box: Product Roundup

How to Green Your Lunch Box: Product Roundup

We tested environmentally friendly and reusable products to help you pack a "green" lunch.

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Lunch Box Treats Made Healthier

Lunch Box Treats Made Healthier

Pamela Salzman, author of Kitchen Matters, shares recipes for four desserts made a healthier, including "Nutella" Bliss Balls, Chocolate Hummus, White Bean Tahini Blondies, and Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake.

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10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

Follow these 10 tips for meal planning, and you'll save time, stress, and money when it comes to cooking your family dinners during the week.

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The Food Wizard For Kids: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Helps Families

The Food Wizard For Kids: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Helps Families

Gemma Saylor, a registered dietitian nutritionist based on Long Island, launched The Food Wizard For Kids in April to help families learn about and enjoy healthy eating.

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Kids Food Fest 2017 to be Held at Westfield World Trade Center in Tribeca

Kids Food Fest 2017 to be Held at Westfield World Trade Center in Tribeca

Bring your kids to Tribeca Aug. 26-27 for a weekend of family-focused foodie fun!

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Target to Remove Artificial Ingredients From Kids’ Foods

Target to Remove Artificial Ingredients From Kids’ Foods

Target pledges to remove artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors by the end of 2018.

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4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

4 Foods Breast-Feeding Moms Should Include in Their Diets

Key nutrients moms should eat when breast-feeding

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Hershey’s Chocolate World to Move to a Bigger Location in Times Square

Hershey’s Chocolate World to Move to a Bigger Location in Times Square

Hershey’s Chocolate World is moving to a new store that will be three times bigger with new attractions.

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Bring Shake Shack into Your Kitchen

Bring Shake Shack into Your Kitchen

Shake Shack shares its recipes for The ShackBurger, 'ShroomBurger, and Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries.

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Lead Found in Baby Food, Study Says

Lead Found in Baby Food, Study Says

A study from the Environmental Defense Fund found levels of lead in baby food across the country, however pediatricians say that parents should not too concerned.

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Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Stop Giving Juice to Babies

Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Stop Giving Juice to Babies

Babies younger than 1 should not be given fruit juice at all, while older kids should drink it only in moderation and focus instead on eating whole fruit, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Recipes for the Grill: Skirt Steak and Spatchcock Chicken

Recipes for the Grill: Skirt Steak and Spatchcock Chicken

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Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Chef John Stage shares his top do's and don'ts for grilling.

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4 Recipes to Celebrate National Strawberry Month

4 Recipes to Celebrate National Strawberry Month

Celebrate National Strawberry Month with recipes for Sweet Grilled Pizza, Hidden Strawberry Cupcakes, Strawberry Brownies, and Frozen Yogurt with Berries.

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20 New Takes on Avocado Toast

20 New Takes on Avocado Toast

Kick up basic avocado toast with some unexpected additions.

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The Effects of Too Much Added Sugar

The Effects of Too Much Added Sugar

Consuming too much added sugar is detrimental to our health—here’s why, and what you can do about it.

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Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Try this no-sugar-added recipe for Chocolate Banana Ice Cream for dessert tonight

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3 Recipes from Chase Bailey, Teen Chef with Autism

3 Recipes from Chase Bailey, Teen Chef with Autism

Chase Bailey, an aspiring chef with autism, shares three recipes from his cookbook.

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3 Recipes to Celebrate National Chip and Dip Day

3 Recipes to Celebrate National Chip and Dip Day

Celebrate everyone's favorite party snack with these recipes.

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Should You Hide Veggies in Your Kids' Foods?

Should You Hide Veggies in Your Kids' Foods?

Is hiding vegetables in kids' food really the best strategy for healthy eating?

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Yummy Breakfast Ideas for Picky Eaters

Yummy Breakfast Ideas for Picky Eaters

Ideas to get kids to eat breakfast without all the sugar

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CDC Study Reveals How Much Sugar Kids Drink Per Day

CDC Study Reveals How Much Sugar Kids Drink Per Day

The National Center for Health Statistics released a study about sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among U.S. youth.

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Three Soup-and-Sandwich Combos

Three Soup-and-Sandwich Combos

Nothing goes with soup better than a sandwich.

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Three Meals that Are Great for Leftovers

Three Meals that Are Great for Leftovers

Each of these three "Plated" recipes makes enough for two servings, plus enough for two servings of a leftover twist.

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Traditional Holiday Sides Made Healthier

Traditional Holiday Sides Made Healthier

Recipes for healthier holiday sides, including mashed sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and mushroom stuffing.

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Three Dessert Recipes Made Healthier

Three Dessert Recipes Made Healthier

Recipes for healthier desserts, including fruit crisp, avocado mousse, and apple nachos.

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Make Your Own Hot Chocolate

Make Your Own Hot Chocolate

Four recipes—using favorite flavor combinations—to make your own hot chocolate at home.

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Three Desserts Featuring Pumpkin

Three Desserts Featuring Pumpkin

Three dessert recipes featuring fall's favorite squash

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What You Should Know About Childhood Obesity

What You Should Know About Childhood Obesity

What parents need to know about childhood obesity, as well as how to prevent it in kids.

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