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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...)

Are You Really Hungry?
Teaching kids to trust their eating styles (read the story...)

Great Leftovers Recipes
A recipe for Turkey & Black Bean Enchiladas (read the story...)

The Next Course
Ronni Soled’s New Mothers Luncheons has merged with Laura Deutsch’s Baby Bites NYC, to cover the waterfront with four luncheons a week at baby-friendly restaurants throughout the city. (read the story...)

On the Go!
No more excuses for ‘no more home-cooked meals’. (read the story...)

SOS – Save our Spinach
Just when my 8-year-old started to eat spinach, the tender, baby leaves that come in bags, it was pulled off the shelves by the E. coli scare. (read the story...)

Let’s Re-do Lunch!
The food aisles are stocked to the rafters with lunchbox treats — individually packed granola bars, pudding cups, juice boxes. And while parents have recently been taking a hard look at what we’re putting into our kids’ stomachs, it’s time to think, too, about what we’re putting into our planet’s system. (read the story...)

Mission Nutrition: Eat Your Veggies!
While nutrition experts have yet to agree on what constitutes the perfect diet, there is no doubt that vegetables play a vital role in promoting good health. This is particularly true for children, whose growing bodies need the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are loaded into vegetables of every kind. (read the story...)

Packing the “Right Stuff”
It’s that time of year again…your home is abuzz with talk of new teachers, homework, and of course, school lunch. Although some schools have improved the quality of cafeteria meals and snacks in recent years, many still fail to meet basic nutritional needs. (read the story...)

A Plum Idea
Moms want the best for their kids. When they can’t find what they want, they make their own. That’s how Plum Organics was born. (read the story...)

IS YOUR TODDLER GETTING ENOUGH CALCIUM?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now urging the nation’s pediatricians to start checking on whether kids are getting enough calcium starting in the toddler years. (read the story...)

In the Kitchen with Kurihara
Busy families often order takeout, and Asian food is one of the most popular choices. (read the story...)

Family Health: Your Child Is What You Eat! Starting early with good eating habits
I want a cookie! I want candy! Do these words sound familiar? What about I want grapes, or I want an apple? Do you hear these words from your child's mouth? (read the story...)

Kids in the Kitchen: Move over Nigella!
In the past few years, British chefs, from Nigella Lawson to Jamie Oliver, have become popular in the U.S. (read the story...)

Go ahead and breastfeed! The law’s on your side
Just as your plate arrives, you discreetly raise your T-shirt and put your baby to your breast. Your baby is happy, you’re happy. Until the manager approaches you and asks you to take your baby and nurse your child in the restroom. Sound outrageous? You wouldn’t eat your meal in the restroom — why should your child have to eat in the restroom? (read the story...)


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