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5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.

Help Kids Make Healthier Choices at School

Help Kids Make Healthier Choices at School

Are your kids eating healthy, nutritious lunches in the school cafeteria? In his book Slim By Design, Brian Wansink, Ph.D., shares tips for how you can get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables at school, and what you can do to help the school's lunchroom become 'slim by design'.

Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Without Them Realizing It

Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Without Them Realizing It

Want to get your kids to make healthy lunch choices? Ask your child's school lunchroom to make this one simple change to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies at lunch.

Five Mile River Nursery School Partners with Whole Foods to Go Organic

Five Mile River Nursery School Partners with Whole Foods to Go Organic

Five Mile River Nursery School in Rowayton, CT, has partnered with Whole Foods Market, America’s first nationally certified organic grocer, to launch their health conscious initiative to go completely organic.

Gluten-Free Birthday Cakes? These Manhattan Bakeries Cook them Up!

Gluten-Free Birthday Cakes? These Manhattan Bakeries Cook them Up!

There’s no shortage of bakeries serving up delicious treats for kids in Manhattan. For families looking for gluten-free options, it can be more challenging to find a place that caters to specific needs. We’re here to help! We’ve sought out the best gluten-free/gluten-free friendly bakeries in Manhattan.

Gluten-Free Bakeries on Long Island

Gluten-Free Bakeries on Long Island

Finding gluten-free desserts can be a challenge, whether you're managing Celiac disease, or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We've rounded up bakeries on Long Island serving up gluten-free treats, so you can still enjoy sweets without sacrificing your gluten-free diet.

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Try these recipes for gluten-free, vegan Girl Scout-style cookies at home, including Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. You won't believe how close the taste comes to the real deal!

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

From a Manhattan school chef who is no stranger to picky eaters, these easy from-scratch breakfast recipes help keep kids focused at school by fueling them up with the nutrients they need for their growing minds and bodies.

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Want to change up your dessert routine this holiday season? Try this frozen version of classic pumpkin pie. It's a welcome twist on the traditional dessert and, bonus: It's super easy to make ahead! Just pull it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving.

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant

When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free.

5 Tips for Cooking with Kids Who Have Special Needs

5 Tips for Cooking with Kids Who Have Special Needs

Cooking with kids who have special needs such as autism, sensory issues, or learning disabilities can be challenging, but the ability to make a meal is a valuable life skill and including kids in the kitchen has many lasting benefits. Here are five tips to help those with special needs learn to cook.

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

This easy recipe for creamy tomato soup with rice and basil was developed by a special education teacher and is featured in her cookbook, "Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook," which is geared for those with developmental challenges as well as young people learning to cook.

How to Teach Kids to Separate Food and Feelings

How to Teach Kids to Separate Food and Feelings

Do you dish out servings of comfort and happiness to your kids with sugary treats? Be careful. If you frequently offer food as proof of your love, you may be teaching your children to mix feelings with food, and to soothe their souls with sweets.

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group Opens in Airmont

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group Opens in Airmont

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group, which recently opened in Airmont, offers internal medicine, nutrition counseling, and breast-feeding counseling to women in Rockland County.

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on evil forces to save New York City, you can rise to the challenge of hosting a TMNT-themed birthday party for your child. All it takes is some ninja know-how to throw a party that’ll have them seeing green!

Stuff We Like: Martha Stewart's Blackberries and Oregano Pie
10 Ways to Make a Summer Barbecue Healthier

10 Ways to Make a Summer Barbecue Healthier

Dietitians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share summer grilling tips and tasty recipe ideas for a healthy backyard barbecue cookout with friends and family.

Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties

Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties

One of the best things about summer is eating outside, whether it's at a picnic, BBQ, street festival, or even a restaurant. Here are more than a dozen creative and fun ways to eat outside this season, including tons of summer-inspired recipes.

Homemade Snack: Sunflower Oat Bars

Homemade Snack: Sunflower Oat Bars

When you're on the go, a granola or energy bar is a great way to fuel up without slowing down, but many store-bought brands contain tons of sugar and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Take the healthy route and make your own sunflower oat bars with this recipe from Ella's Kitchen.

5 BBQ Recipes with Watermelon

5 BBQ Recipes with Watermelon

This summer, try some refreshing recipes starring watermelon, such as a watermelon crunch salsa, two salads featuring the fruit, watermelon rind coleslaw, and a BBQ sauce made with watermelon. All are sure to be a hit at your next barbeque or get-together.

Chef George Duran's Top 5 Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters

Chef George Duran's Top 5 Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters

When his toddler turned out to be a picky eater, this Food Network chef and serious foodie was devastated to say the least. Here, Duran shares five things he's learned about getting kids to eat a healthy variety of foods starting at a young age.

Tacos and Quesadillas: 2 Kid-Friendly Recipes by Chef George Duran

Tacos and Quesadillas: 2 Kid-Friendly Recipes by Chef George Duran

George Duran, a Food Network chef and dad, shares two of his favorite recipes to cook with his young son: polenta-crusted fish tacos with spicy mango slaw and prosciutto, tomato, and basil quesadillas.

Vegan BBQ Recipes

Vegan BBQ Recipes

A vegan chef shares 4 vegan barbeque recipes for the grill, including an Asian sesame burger made with tofu, quinoa salad, stuffed roasted bell peppers with lentils and butternut squash, and veggie shish kebabs with basil dip and spicy salsa.

Mother's Day Menu: Asparagus Soup, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Mother's Day Menu: Asparagus Soup, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Chef Michael William Batt of Greenwich, CT, offers these seasonal recipes for a memorable Mother's Day dinner, including a spring asparagus soup, grilled lamb chops with roasted potatoes, and a blackberry peach cobbler for dessert.




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