We’re Now Partners with Northwell Health and Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Both Committed to Healthy Eating.

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital designed exclusively for children and one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.

A wide range of sub-specialty pediatric services are now available to you at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Rest assured, Westchester Health Pediatrics physicians will continue caring for your child at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us. But in addition, you can now take advantage of the 88 outstanding sub-specialties and programs available at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

To make sure your child receives the highest quality medical care, Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of sub-specialties, including cardiothoracic surgery, Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Epilepsy Center, Fetal Cardiology Program, Hearing and Speech Center, Kidney Transplant Program, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program, Oncology Rare Tumors and Sarcoma Program, POWER Kids Weight Management Program and Stem Cell Transplant Program. All of these sub-specialties and many more are now available to you as part of our new affiliation with Northwell Health.

Want some fresh ideas for getting your kids to try healthy, nutritious foods? Dig into this yummy article:

4 ways to make good food fun for kids

Foster lifelong wellness with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.

For the nutrition they need to grow strong, children should fill at least half of their plates with colorful fruits and vegetables at every meal, says the US Department of Agriculture. But sometimes, those vibrant colors aren’t enticing enough on their own.

There’s good news, though. Simply changing how food appears can give children a new perspective on things they have been unwilling to eat. Try these ideas to encourage them to branch out in healthy ways:

1. Cool cut-outs: Slice open a bell pepper (green, red, yellow or orange), flatten it, then use cookie cutters to transform it into vivid stars, hand shapes, cars — you name it.

2. Flower power: Fill a silicone baking cup with fresh fruit or vegetable slices. Overlap a circle of the pieces on top so it looks like a bloom. Try clementine wedges or carrot, zucchini or radish “coins.”

3. Scrumptious skewers: Give kids a pile of fruit pieces, sliced carrots and cucumbers, and a few kabob sticks so they can create their own designs.

4. Roll-ups: Create wraps with fresh fruit and/or veggies and spread with guacamole, Greek yogurt or cream cheese.

Keep it up

Studies show that most children need multiple exposures (between 5 and 10) to try new foods. Create a weekly schedule with a different food to try every night. Don’t give up the first time your child turns something down.

Perhaps most important to encouraging good nutrition for life: Model healthy eating habits yourself.

To read the full story on how to make good food fun, click here.

When you need us, we are here for you, now more than ever

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, even though some things have changed recently, the most important thing about us has not: our commitment to delivering the highest-quality standard of compassionate, patient-centered care for your child. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, adolescent, teenager or combination of all of these, we’re here to help your child grow up to be healthy and happy, now and for a lifetime. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.

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