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Virtual Program Offerings for Both Essential Employees and County Employees

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Our Family Health and Wellness educators have developed the following free Zoom workshops to support  Suffolk County Essential Employees while we are unable to present our in-person, interactive programs. Each Zoom program is designed to be 45-60 minutes in length.


Why Kids Need Routines…Especially Now!

Dinah Torres Castro • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Routines are a convenient way to organize ourselves and the children we care for. Routines can provide structure, comfort and security for children. In this workshop we will explore the many benefits of having routines for young children and why they are so important especially in these days of social distancing.

Target audience: Parents of children up to 12 years

Caring for Yourself in Stressful Times

Kerri Kreh Reda • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Caring for oneself means taking time to do things for our own mental, emotional, and physical health. Parenting styles may change as stress levels increase, making self-care even more important. Caring for oneself allows a parent to provide security, support, and predictability for the entire family.

Target audience: Parents

Diabetes 101

Laura Keiley • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Participants will learn about diabetes as well as self-management skills including: meal planning, self-testing blood glucose levels, working with providers, and stress management.

Target audience: Those living with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

How to Prevent or Combat Picky Eating

Cristina Toscano • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

This class is led by a Registered Dietitian and will cover everything parents/caregivers need to know about picky eating. Whether you have a child who is a picky eater or you are hoping to avoid picky eating in the future, this class will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to prevent or combat picky eating!

Target audience: Parents/caregivers


To register contact Jane Juran at jsj79@cornell.edu 48 hours prior to the start of the program so that program materials can be e-mailed to you.

Last updated April 27, 2020