We work in many different schools, temporary housing sites, municipal housing sites and summer programs in New York City and lower Westchester. But, did you know that we also work in Head Start programs? We are currently working in the East Side House Settlement Head Start /Day Care with the Universal Pre-Kindergarten classrooms in all four of their Bronx sites. We talked about keeping our hearts healthy with the Valentine’s Day theme in mind. The pre-schoolers learned about and engaged in deep breathing, exercising and eating right to keep their hearts healthy. They especially loved making their Valentine’s Heart-Healthy Smoothie with cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, bananas and cranberry/raspberry juice. When we were finished, you could hear them saying, “I liked this!”, “Yay, we get the recipe. Now, I can make it at home,” and “When are you coming back?” It’s been an absolute pleasure working with these little ones. They are so full of energy and spunk. Best of all, they are open to trying new things and take in new information like sponges.