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HVP May 2015

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24 Hudson Valley Parent n May 2015 pick up their groceries from the Kenison home once a week). She says the effort has helped split her grocery bills in half. Budget and time "As a working mother of three with a husband, I try to make all of the best choices for my family, but between juggling budgets, dietary concerns and how much time I have to devote to cooking projects, something has to give," said Lucia Pixley, a special education teacher from Washingtonville. For Pixley, who works full time, creating a healthy meal plan for her family is a priority, but time is of the essence. "Feeding a family of five all organic food all the time is kind of a luxury," she says. "If you don't have a ton of time and a limitless budget, you really have to plan ahead and make a big effort. You also have to do your research: sometimes labels can be misleading, so it's important to understand what different things mean and read everything. Carefully. Which takes time!" Stick to the plan Pixley's streamlined approach to shopping ("We only buy what we need.") and membership in Whole- Share, plus her devotion to Nature's Pantry for its sales and special orders costs her about $200 a week. (When she buys grass-fed meat in bulk once a month, that's an extra $100, she says). And while she lets her children enjoy the occasional processed treat, she has cut them out altogether since having a stroke nearly a year ago. "I'm only 37, so it was a huge shock," she says. "As it turns out, I have two rare blood disorders. Eat- ing clean for so long helped me, but it has taken completely eliminating HEALTHY EATING (Continued from Page 22) Little Pals Preschool, LTD NYS Licensed Daycare Summer Camp 2015 Toddlers (18 months) through 8 years old Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-6:00pm • Flexible full & half day programs Session 1: June 29 th -July 24 th Session 2: July 27 th -August 21 st Weekly registration available for 3 years & up. Themed Weeks • Water Activities • Yoga • Sports • Music Dance • Creative Play • Outdoor Fun Separate Infant, Toddler & Preschool Play Areas • Clean & Safe Facility Angela A. Nardo, MS-CCC-SLP, Director Call, Stop By, Or Check Us Out On 121 Harriman Heights Rd., Monroe • 845-783-3006 • FALL 2015 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Accepting infants - 4 year olds. Extended care available. Before & aftercare for MW Sapphire & Pine Tree Students 12 Months through 8th Grade Celebrating 30 Years! Independent, progressive education with a focus on the whole child Register NOW for Summer on the Meadow! ...Wayfinder Experience, Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, Chinese Culture, Basketball, Archaeology, Dance, and more!!

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