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As Fresh As It Gets

As Fresh As It Gets

Getting fresh, the parent’s lament, has taken on a whole new meaning in Park Slope. Two local women have just opened Get Fresh, a take-out shop with prepared food that you finish cooking at home.

Junior’s Cup O’ Joe

Junior’s Cup O’ Joe

When I look at the growing trend of teens and pre-teens packing Starbucks coffee shops after school and grabbing caffeine-filled “energy drinks” to help them through the day, I shudder to think how this is impacting their growing brains.

How-To: Get Kids Eating Healthfully

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

Have Some More (of the good stuff): Eating Healthy

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.

Grilled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These jazzed up potatoes are sure to add flavor to any meal.

Kids: Get Milk!

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.

Family Food Play

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.

For Kids to Eat Healthfully...Parents Must Step Up To The Plate

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...

Does your son suffer from “Starving Boy Syndrome”?

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.”

Healthy Halloween Treats

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.

Cooking for three or four or five?

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.

Lunchbox Makeover

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!

How To Grill Safely

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.

How to Pack a Perfectly “Green” Picnic

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.

Dinnertime Dreams Come True

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.

Ice cream!

Ice cream!

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

Head for Aisle #1

Head for Aisle #1

To keep your family healthy . . .

Move Over, Apple!

Move Over, Apple!

New research shows an hour of outdoor play helps keep the doctor away, too.

Irvington Mom Cooks Up a Scheme

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.

Fighting Fat—Kids Need Our Help

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.

The Right Foods For Young Athletes

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.

Learning About Good Eating, From the Ground Up

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.

Are Your Kids Making You Eat More?

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.

More Vegetables, Please!

More Vegetables, Please!

Prepping kids to eat right.

How Are Your Kids Doing?

How Are Your Kids Doing?

Pediatric nurse practitioners issue guidelines on diet and exercise for kids.




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