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Mommy and Me Have a Date! Valley’s Monthly Thrive! Series Returns on October 11


Join us for special days out for mom and little ones. On Tuesday, October 11, come meet other moms, learn exciting health tips and enjoy time with your little one. There are three sessions left and each one will focus on different areas of your baby’s health and development. Sign up today to attend one or all three remaining Mommy & Me Have a Date! sessions held the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road, Paramus, NJ:

September 13 - Moms will learn new and fun ways to prepare healthy meals by assembling and tasting fruit and vegetable creations. Dietitian Janet Brancato M.S., R.D. will stop by and answer any questions you may have about a healthy and nutritious diet for you and your baby. She received her Master’s degree in Nutrition from New York Medical College and has been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years.

October 11 – Learn fun crafts using your baby’s feet! Cardiologist Patricia Murphy, M.D., will visit and share heart health tips for women. Dr. Murphy completed her Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship training at the New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center.

November 8 – Enjoy some exercise and snuggle time with a yoga class just for you and your baby. Yoga mats will be provided. Susan Bell, APN, Kireker Center for Child Development at The Valley Hospital, will answer your questions about growth and development. She holds an MS and BS in Nursing from University of Rochester and is a Certified Advance Practice Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

December 13 – Celebrate the busy holiday season by relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee, and a sweet snack! Shelly Nitz, M.D., OB/GYN and new mommy will visit and answer and questions you may have. Dr. Nitz studied at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, and completed her residency at Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.

More than 7,500 women have already joined Thrive!, Valley's free membership program dedicated to empowering women of all ages to make positive and healthy choices. Thrive! provides women unique educational opportunities to learn how to improve their own health and the health of their families.

What: Mommy and Me Have a Date!

Who: Cardiologist Patricia Murphy, M.D.

When: Tuesdays, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13
 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Dorothy B. Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road, Paramus, NJ

To register, please email or for more information call 201-291-6118.

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