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HVP August 2016

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Page 26 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 27 I just love the staff as well as Dr. Pachter!!!!! I would defi nitely recommend Dr. Pachter to anyone looking for orthodontist work. I'm impressed with how the Dr. Pachter, staff and patients interact with one another. It's like one big happy family!!!! - Tracy G. After going to a ton of different practices, I thought I'd never have perfect teeth but Pachter Orthodontics worked wonders on me.The staff is like family and Dr. Pachter is one of kindest people I've ever met. I highly recommend them. - Emily S. BRACES & INVISALIGN FOR CHILDREN,TEENS & ADULTS • Early morning or evening appointments can be conveniently arranged. • Interest-free Financing and convenient payment plans. Oran Pachter, DMD Board Certifi ed Orthodontist See what our patients are saying on Google Reviews!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 465 E. Main St. • Middletown • 343-8212 | Evan Hershkowitz, DDS, MPH 1001 Route 376 • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 We'll make your child's dental visit playful, fun, & stress-free! • Specialize in infants through adolescents and children with special needs • General anesthesia available in our fully-equipped suites • State-of-the-art facility offering the latest technology Ahoy, Matey! Come Sail the Seven Seas with a Smile! celery and spinach. A search online for "Clean 15" offers a list of those veggies and fruits for which selecting organic isn't as crucial. Grass-fed, organically raised meats and poultry are much more nutritious than the mass-market ver- sions, but of course much more ex- pensive. One way to get around that is to serve meat meals less often, and when you do, make portions smaller, with plenty of non-meat options or sides to fill bellies. Another challenge to healthy family eating is time, and sometimes dinner just has to be something out of a box in the car on the way to a game or rehearsal. So cook when you can, make extra and freeze it for meals on busy nights that will be tastier, nutritious and economical than processed frozen dinners. Encourage the kids to help - even if that help is slow and sloppy in the beginning. Spark that interest in the growing, selection and preparation of foods, an interest you hope will carry them healthily and happily into adulthood. Sometimes when I am talking to customers at Mother Earth's Storehouse (which is where I work part-time as a healthy eating edu- cator) about how to make healthy eating easier and integrate it into their lives, I think about my teens, who may at that very moment be grabbing pizza or fast food tacos with friends, food that is likely not low in fat, sodium or sugar, not locally sourced or sustainably raised or grown, and decidedly not organic. I'll feel bad that what I'm touting and what my family is consuming is not in sync at that moment. But then I hope that for most of the meals they eat when I'm not there, that I've had some influence and that most of the time they are making healthy choices. Jennifer Brizzi is the mom of two teenagers and a cook, cooking teach- er, healthy eating educator, writer, editor, and founder of Hudson Val- ley Food Tours. This is the first of a two-part series on organic living. MARK YOUR CALENDARS HUDSON VALLEY FESTIVALS & FAIRS • Carnival Rides • Live Music • Balloon Launches • Great Food • Live Entertainment

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