A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
One of the first milestones in a child's life is graduating to solid foods. But how do you know if your little one is ready for solid foods? And what foods should you be giving him or her? Here's what you need to know.
Stephanie Maze, author of "Healthy Foods from A to Z," offers tips for getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. The key, as you'll see, is to find ways to make healthy foods fun -- and that includes letting kids play with their food!
This kosher version of macaroni and cheese substitutes matzah for pasta, making it a great Passover meal. It gets a creamy boost from a combination of sour cream and cottage cheese in addition to shredded mozzarella or Muenster.
This original kosher recipe, from the cookbook "Passover Made Easy," calls for stuffed chicken thighs wrapped in oven-fried eggplant. It serves 4 to 6 people, making it a great meal for families during Passover.
Did you know that eating seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Add these healthy and easy fish recipes to your family's dinner menu and enjoy fresh dishes featuring cod, halibut, pollock, salmon, and sole.
The Capri in this recipe is a reference to the island off the western coast of Italy. In this classic Italian fish dish, sole fillets are paired with fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes and topped with an easy white wine sauce. Best of all: It's ready in 15 minutes!
This quick and healthy salad recipe stars halibut, potatoes, red bell peppers, and mandarin oranges atop a bed of arugula with a warm dressing made of green onions, orange juice, and Dijon mustard. It's ready in 30 minutes and serves up to 6 people.
This recipe for salmon with green beans and whole-wheat pasta serves five people and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Add some fresh thyme and lemon zest and you have a healthy, quick, and easy seafood dish for your family's next weeknight meal.
If your child wears braces, she might occasionally have a sore mouth and be unable to eat some of the foods she loves. Here, the authors of The Braces Cookbook offer 6 tips for soothing a sore mouth and suggestions on what foods to eat for pain-free meals.
From The Braces Cookbook, these two recipes are for foods that area easy to eat with braces, including a crustless quiche and a cranberry splash punch. Keep these handy for the next time your child gets his wires tightened at the orthodontist.
This cod recipe features Moroccan spices like saffron, cinnamon, and allspice, which pairs nicely with a refreshing mango-carrot slaw featuring flavors such as cilantro, lime, and honey. It's a healthy family dinner that's ready in about 35 minutes.
This mock "sushi" recipe calls for sandwich ingredients such as deli meat, cheese, and pickles. By skipping the raw fish and keeping the fun sushi shape, you can make a fun and different lunch for your kids (and one they'll actually eat!).
This crustless quiche is a vegetarian dish that's great for brunch or a light dinner. Use prepared pierogies for a delicious twist, and add in as many seasonal vegetables as you can handle. The whole thing is ready in an hour and serves up to 6 people.
When women begin breast-feeding, many consider how their diets will affect the health of the baby. Advance practice registered nurse of Lactation Services of Connecticut, Lorna C. Aliperti, has been a lactation consultant for more than 10 years and shares answers to the most common diet questions for women who are breast-feeding.
Looking for an easy recipe to make in your wok? Try this Asian-inspired beef and broccoli dish, which brings together the hearty flavors of ginger, soy sauce, and molasses. The recipe serves 4, making it a perfect weeknight family meal.
Try this easy weeknight recipe for smoky Southwest chicken and wild rice soup, a hearty spin on the usual chicken-and-noodle duo. This recipe serves 6, so it's a perfect meal for a big family or a small family that appreciates leftovers.
This recipe for homemade chicken soup calls for a broth made from a whole chicken, which is high in nutrients and healing properties. The recipe comes from Magdalena Wszwlaki, a certified nutrition coach who specializes in autoimmune disorders and thyroid conditions.
This easy-to-make Thai salmon dish, which features soy, sesame, and ginger flavors, is recommended by Magdalena Wszelaki, a certified nutrition coach who specializes in autoimmune disorders and thyroid conditions.
Confused about what the labels on packaged meat mean? Here's a guide to decoding labels on beef, chicken, and pork products in the supermarket, including organic, natural, free-range, cage-free, grass-fed, and certified humane.
Eating less meat can benefit your health, trim down your grocery bill, and help the environment. Learn about the many benefits of eating like a vegetarian once in a while and how to make sure your family gets the nutrition they need from meatless meals.
This quick vegetarian chili recipe replaces meat with lots of beans and vegetables and suggests using vegetarian burger crumbles to add texture and protein. It's an easy weeknight meal that's ready in about an hour, and it's great for leftovers.
Once you open that jar of peanut butter, it's recommended to refrigerate the peanut butter because the colder temperature helps prevent fungus growth, which naturally produces aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that has linked to cancer in animals.
These chocolate peppermint cookie bars layer fudgy brownies with smooth peppermint creme and chocolate glaze, topped with crushed candy cane. They are a fun and decadent twist on the old holiday favorite, Peppermint Bark.
When one child is gluten intolerant or allergic to gluten, it can make cooking for your family much more difficult. Here, a gluten-free baker shares tips on making family meals easier even when gluten is off the table.