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Legal, Financial, Tutoring, Health Care, & Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Legal, Financial, Tutoring, Health Care, & Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

UPDATED September 2019: Long Island is home to a variety of professional services that will help families with their various needs, including health care providers, tutors and test prep services, and legal services. Health care providers in Nassau ...

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How to Help Your Kids Have a Healthy School Year

How to Help Your Kids Have a Healthy School Year

Put health on the list as you get your kids ready to go back to school this year. Getting recommended vaccinations on time, eating a healthy lunch each day, and sleeping enough each night will help children and teens succeed in the classroom. Paren...

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Chelsea Chew 2019 Kicks Off This September with a Delicious Way to Support Local Restaurants

Chelsea Chew 2019 Kicks Off This September with a Delicious Way to Support Local Restaurants

If you and the kids are craving a way to give back and eat well this fall, you might want to check out Chelsea Chew. The initiative is headed by Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) along with various Chelsea businesses and restaur...

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Brooklyn 10-Year-Old Competes on Hit Show “Chopped Junior”

Brooklyn 10-Year-Old Competes on Hit Show “Chopped Junior”

Not many 10 year olds can say they’ve competed in a professional cooking competition broadcasted on television, but Park Slope native Callum McGeory can. McGeory, who said he has been cooking with his grandpa since he was 4 years old, is set to mak...

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Communication Issues Prevent Food Insecure NYC Families from Taking Advantage of Summer Meals Program

Communication Issues Prevent Food Insecure NYC Families from Taking Advantage of Summer Meals Program

Summer can be hard for New York City kids who rely on school to provide at least one of their daily nutritious meals. That’s why the Department of Education’s 2019 Summer Meals Program, which began on June 27 and will end on August 31, is so import...

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Northvale Classic Diner Adds New Wild Shakes to Menu

Northvale Classic Diner Adds New Wild Shakes to Menu

Northvale Classic Diner in Northvale, NJ, introduced a number of Wild Shakes, over-the-top, Instagram-ready milkshakes, to the menu this May. Among these new shakes is the Funfetti Shake, a favorite at the Orangeburg location. The Funfetti Shake fe...

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The 2019 Summer Meals Program Will Offer Free Food to Kids at 1,200 Locations Across NYC This Summer

The 2019 Summer Meals Program Will Offer Free Food to Kids at 1,200 Locations Across NYC This Summer

For many kids, summer is the start of freedom and fun. But for countless kids across New York City who rely on free breakfasts and lunches at school, summer is also a time of uncertainty. To combat hunger in kids across the city, the Department of ...

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Accepting My Son's Picky Eating, and Fear of Carrots

Accepting My Son's Picky Eating, and Fear of Carrots

We’ve all met this kid before. He only eats pasta with butter and plain oatmeal. Or Cheerios and French fries. Before I had children, it was impossible for me to imagine that I—a home cook, a frequent restaurant-goer, a lifetime subscriber to Gourm...

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“Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” Competition Aims to End Hunger for Children in NYC on May 14

“Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” Competition Aims to End Hunger for Children in NYC on May 14

One in five New York City children don’t always know where their next meal will come from–a disparity that organizations like City Harvest are trying to end through competitions like “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger,” which will run from May 13 to May 17. ...

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A New DeCicco & Sons Store Is Now Open in Somers

A New DeCicco & Sons Store Is Now Open in Somers

DeCicco & Sons already had seven locations in New York before opening an eighth in Somers on May 3. This location, located at 266 Route 202, will be the largest of all eight locations and offer everything the specialty supermarket chain’s customers...

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How to Help Your Teen Get Rid of Bad Habits

How to Help Your Teen Get Rid of Bad Habits

What’s the most annoying thing your teenager does? Is it that he’s constantly sleeping in and on the verge of being late for school? Maybe it’s that her hygiene habits, or lack thereof, force you to ask probing questions like, “When was the last ti...

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New Jersey’s First Stew Leonard’s Store Will Be Coming to Paramus

New Jersey’s First Stew Leonard’s Store Will Be Coming to Paramus

An iconic dairy store whose mascot is a cow will replace a 45-year-old Sears department store in Paramus–Stew Leonard’s, the dairy darling of Connecticut and New York, is opening a grocery store and wine and spirits store in the Paramus Park Mall. ...

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Grimaldi's Pizza is Set to Reopen Historic Brooklyn Bridge Location on March 29

Grimaldi's Pizza is Set to Reopen Historic Brooklyn Bridge Location on March 29

The Grimaldi’s Pizza headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona has never managed the original, foot-of-the-Brooklyn-Bridge location, which operated as an independent pizza shop until recently. However, Grimaldi’s has announced that its iconic 1 Front St....

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How Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals Boost Brain Development in Children

How Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals Boost Brain Development in Children

As parents, we all want our children to succeed in school and excel in academics, but did you know what they eat throughout the day can impact their performance? In fact, students who eat meals that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Ameri...

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Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal Recalled Due to Undeclared Gluten

Nature's Path Envirokidz Cereal Recalled Due to Undeclared Gluten

Nature's Path Envirokidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch, and Jungle Munch cereals with a best before date code of Aug. 24, 2019 and Sept. 21, 21 have been recalled from Trader Joe's due to the potential of undeclared gluten, according to Trader Joes. ...

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Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Fresh Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums Recalled from Aldi and Walmart Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Peaches, nectarines, and plums sold at various Aldi and Walmarts in New York are being recalled due to a potential listeria contamination. Jac. Vandeburg, Inc. of Yonkers issued the recall last week because of the potential to affect 1,727 cartons ...

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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Child's Immune System

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Child's Immune System

Winter, with its cramped spaces and frequent chills, is notorious for bringing seasonal maladies. From the occasional cough to more serious flus, nobody wants their family sick. Luckily, Esther Blum, an integrated dietician, shares her tips for usi...

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Perdue Recalls Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Due to Contamination With Wood Particles

Perdue Recalls Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Due to Contamination With Wood Particles

Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets due to a possible wood particle contamination, according to Cooking Light. The nuggets have expirations dates well into the fall and the United States Department of Agricult...

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10 Superfoods to Help Your Child Fight Cough Season

10 Superfoods to Help Your Child Fight Cough Season

Every parent wants to keep their family healthy during flu and cough season. You might have tried all the traditional means of preventing common childhood illnesses, but have you thought of checking out your child's diet for ways to keep them healt...

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Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua

Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua

UPDATE Dec. 7, 2019: Whole Foods Chappaqua is delaying its grand opening. A new grand opening date has not been released. Whole Foods Market is scheduled to open its new 40,000-square-foot Chappaqua store, located at 480 N. Bedford Road, at 9am on ...

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Brooklyn Councilman Announces Kosher and Halal Lunch Programs

Brooklyn Councilman Announces Kosher and Halal Lunch Programs

Though about 1.1 million New York City school students have access to free lunches in public schools, the menu hasn't always been quite as inclusive. But now, a Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn councilman announced a plan that would provide new Kosher and ...

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What Are Processed Foods and Are They Really That Bad to Eat?

What Are Processed Foods and Are They Really That Bad to Eat?

For parents today there is an overwhelming amount of information available on what we should and should not be eating. The everyday job of grocery shopping or planning meals for our families is a maze of choices. One food group we hear a lot about ...

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Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

Celebrate National Apple Day 2018 with a Day at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ

National Apple Day falls on Sunday, Oct. 21 and can be celebrated at Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. Enjoying Apple Day can be as easy as biting into your favorite variety of apple, curling up with a book while drinking hot cider, or baking an apple ...

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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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