Metropolitan Sitters

October 13, 2010

Metropolitan Sitters & NY Metro CPR

Filed under: Child's Health,NYC Resource,Parent Resource — admin @ 2:22 pm

Metropolitan Sitters has teamed up with NY Metro CPR!  Every month Metropolitan Sitters will host a CPR Course led by Jason Mundy, owner of NY Metro CPR.  Jason has been teaching CPR since 1997 and is excellent at creating an informative, yet enjoyable classroom experience. 

Jason will teach us:

-Ways to prevent emergencies

-What do and how to know if a child is choking 

 -When to know that CPR should be performed and how to perform it

-The difference between Child & Infant CPR  

After the course each sitter will take home a procedural booklet and will receive a certification card that is valid for 2 years.

In September alone we held two courses allowing our sitters who do not already have the certification to learn and practice in a small class setting.

Our CPR courses are just one way we are able to provide a safe environment for the children and families we work for.

September 3, 2010

5 healthy kid approved snacks!

Amy Shapiro, registered dietician/nutritionist and founder of AWS Nutrition shares with us ‘5 healthy kid approved snacks’ 


1.      GNU Flavor & Fiber Bars:  Created locally by a father for his 4 year old daughter this snack bar tastes like a treat while providing fiber to keep kids hunger at bay.  The American Heart Association Eating Plan recommends that children older than two get the majority of their calories from complex carbohydrates high in Fiber.  This bar, which is easy to toss in a lunch box or backpack, provides just that! 

2.      Edamame:  Full of fiber, protein and heart healthy fat, edamame is the perfect snack and children LOVE it!  You can eat it hot or cold so it is easy to serve at home or pack into a lunch box.  Also a ½ cup provides 10% the RDA of Vitamins A & C! 

3.      Hummus:  All kids love to dip, dip, dip so why not get them to eat veggies dipped in hummus?  If they simply won’t eat veggies then whole-wheat pita or whole grain crackers work too!  The perfect combination of protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids to keep their blood sugar stable, their tummies full and brain development going.  It is also fun to eat with friends. 

4.      Peanut butter pinwheels:  Simply spread all natural peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla, sprinkle with granola, raisins or sliced banana then roll up and cut into ½ inch slices.  This snack is not only easy to make but it has staying power.  The protein and fat in the peanut butter paired with the whole grains in the tortilla will help your child perform at their best without getting hungry!  Also try Almond butter, which has 3x the calcium of peanut butter for variety on the same treat!

5.      Home made banana ice cream:  make your own ice cream by freezing 2 whole bananas cut into chunks.  Once frozen add to a blender, add 2 TBSP non-fat milk (or any other milk substitute) and blend until smooth!  Scoop into a cup or a cone.  This is just about the easiest way to get your child to eat one of the two servings of fruit they should have a day!  Bananas can help to prevent anemia and constipation since they are good sources of iron and fiber and this potassium rich fruit also helps to improve brainpower and focus!


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