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How-To: Get Kids Eating Healthfully
Children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at rates never before dreamed possible, fueled by pediatric obesity, which is quickly reaching epidemic proportions. Dr. Barry Sears, researcher and scientist, and author of The New York Times’ best-seller The Zone, offers tips to help stop diabetes in its tracks (read the story...)

Have Some More (of the good stuff): Eating Healthy
Ellie Krieger, an Upper West Side mom and Food Network host, recently took the Just One More for Healthy Living pledge. As a registered dietitian and author of Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life (Three Rivers Press), she pledged to add ‘just one more’ daily serving of fruits and vegetables to her family’s meals. (read the story...)

Grilled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These jazzed up potatoes are sure to add flavor to any meal. (read the story...)

Kids: Get Milk!
According to a new study by The NPD Group, nearly 60 percent of children's dinners do not include milk. Instead, nearly one-third of all kidsâ?? meals are served with a drink loaded with sugar. (read the story...)

Family Food Play
If you would vote for Martha Stewart for President and you devour Bon Appetit, you're probably also thinking about making braised lamb shanks or individual pots de creme for a weeknight family dinner. But the reality for most parents is that dinner is whatever is closest to the front of the fridge. (read the story...)

For Kids to Eat Healthfully...Parents Must Step Up To The Plate
We keep hearing about childhood obesity. Recent news stories tell us over and over again that... (read the story...)

Does your son suffer from “Starving Boy Syndrome”?
My 15-year-old son has a new mantra which he has been uttering more regularly and with greater frequency over the past six months. It goes like this: “There’s nothing to eat in this house and I’m starving.” (read the story...)

Healthy Halloween Treats
Liz Weiss, RD, mother-of-two and co-author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers has created three delicious and healthy recipes that families will love and moms can feel good about serving. (read the story...)

Cooking for three or four or five?
When you're home from the hospital with a new baby, priorities change. Sleepless nights throw meal planning off-kilter, and once-simple meal preparations can become a chore. (read the story...)

Lunchbox Makeover
The school cafeteria is filled with poor diet choices. From franchise fast food offerings to soda machine temptations, today’s kids are faced with a lot of unhealthy options at lunchtime. So what can parents do? They can pack a better lunch! (read the story...)

How To Grill Safely
The number of bacterial food poisoning cases from E. Coli and salmonella rises in the summer months because warm weather causes food to spoil more quickly, and we tend to get lax with food hygiene when cooking outdoors. (read the story...)

How to Pack a Perfectly “Green” Picnic
It’s easy to ensure that your summer picnic is gentle on Mother Earth… Like a parade of ants, they would begin their march, loaded down with everything they needed for a picnic lunch at the lake. (read the story...)

Dinnertime Dreams Come True
Imagine … after a long day at work, you step off the train, and like magic, dinner appears! Two Westchester moms are making that little dream a reality. (read the story...)

Ice cream!
‘Tis the season for that most delectable, creamy treat. Here's an assortment of places whose specialty is ice cream: (read the story...)

Head for Aisle #1
To keep your family healthy . . . (read the story...)

Move Over, Apple!
New research shows an hour of outdoor play helps keep the doctor away, too. (read the story...)

Irvington Mom Cooks Up a Scheme
Irvington mom Missy Chase Lapine hasn’t earned the name, “The Sneaky Chef” for nuthin’. In many households, parents would add the moniker: genius. (read the story...)

Fighting Fat—Kids Need Our Help
The childhood obesity epidemic has become of such concern, some school districts have taken to issuing BMI reports along with kids’ academic report cards. (read the story...)

The Right Foods For Young Athletes
Giving kids the right foods and drinks will help them get the nutrients they need to be better athletes and maintain excellent overall health. (read the story...)

Learning About Good Eating, From the Ground Up
While removing vending machines from schools, measuring and reporting children’s body mass index (BMI) to parents, and eliminating junk food from cafeterias are well-intentioned steps on the road to helping kids make healthier choices, there is one local early childhood education program that is taking a proactive approach among their youngest students. (read the story...)

Are Your Kids Making You Eat More?
Although it might be difficult at times for parents with children at home to avoid the common trap of eating less nutritious foods, making smarter, healthier food choices is crucial. (read the story...)

More Vegetables, Please!
Prepping kids to eat right. (read the story...)

How Are Your Kids Doing?
Pediatric nurse practitioners issue guidelines on diet and exercise for kids. (read the story...)

The Grinch
If you try to eat healthfully, or feed your children healthy food, holidays can be a minefield. (read the story...)

Parenting Bookshelf: Squash Your Kids!
If you want to think healthy, think squash. Like the carb-filled vegetable that’s good for the athletic body, the sport of squash was also ranked number one by Forbes magazine. (read the story...)


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