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HVP April 2015

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12 Hudson Valley Parent ■ April 2015 :HOFRPHWRD 6XPPHURI6PLOHV A camp is where children can learn new skills, make new friends, experiment with ideas and grow in self-esteem. Because Hillcroft oers it all, you won't have to travel from place to place, a well rounded summer is all here! Children have the opportunity to experience a full range of enrichment activities: creative arts, swimming, outdoor adventure, theater, dance, farming and a full sports program. t We oer 4 and 8 week sessions that are available for ages 4 thru 14 t Special Program for 8th and 9th graders t Lunch and snacks are provided daily t Family owned and operated in Lagrangeville NY, for over 60 years *HWUHDG\IRUD)XQWDVWLF6XPPHU DAY CAMP )XZQT\P IVL5IaVL IUXU FREE Hillcroft T-shirt when you register for a tour PICKY NO MORE (Continued from Page 11) And never use food as a reward, even for finishing another food ("If you eat your salad, you can have some ice cream!"). "You don't want your child to view vegetables as their ticket to dessert," says Lachowitz. TEEN YEARS 13-18: Good health to go Many children leave fussy eating behind in early childhood. But for some, eating habits become more problematic during the tween and teenage years, as busy schedules, after-school jobs, and socializing enable picky eaters to consume more of their meals away from parents' watchful eyes—which can make for a few nutritional nightmares, like lunching on nothing but French fries and nacho cheese, or worse, skipping meals altogether. Despite the challenge of an on- the-go schedule, parents shouldn't throw in the towel when it comes to teen eating habits: teens' growing bodies and developing brains still require hearty nutrition. Together with your teen, glance at the week's calendar and develop a "game plan" for quick meals: teens can toss a wrap, salad, or sandwich, which can be made in advance, in a bag along with dried fruit, nuts, and sparking water. Learning to make a few fast, healthy meals is a skill that will serve teens well in college and beyond, notes Lachowitz. "Hopefully, they'll continue these good habits for a lifetime." Malia Jacobson is a nationally published health and parenting journalist and mom of three.

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