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How to Have Better Dinner Conversations with Your Family
Getting your kids to open up and actually talk over the dinner table can seem like a monumental feat. Help the conversation flow with advice from Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom." (read the story...)

Kid-Friendly Recipe from Weight Watchers: Turkey and Rice 'Mice'
This fun recipe from Weight Watchers is easy to make, low in calories and fat, and a hit with the kids! (read the story...)

Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Creams
This traditional holiday recipe, from "Christmas Cooking with Kids" by Annie Rigg, makes a sweet and festive treat. Plus, it's easy for kids and perfect for families to make together. (read the story...)

Holiday Recipe: Marshmallow Snowmen
This recipe, from "Christmas Cooking with Kids" by Annie Rigg, is definitely for little hands! These cute chaps are such fun to make and look gorgeous on the Christmas table. Why not make one snowman for each person as a place setting? (read the story...)

Kids in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Cooking with Your Children
Yeah, sometimes it's messy as all get-out. But cooking with your kids is always fun — and rife with teaching opportunities. (read the story...)

Flik Independent School Dining Wins 2010 Whole Grains Challenge Grand Prize
Flik Independent School Dining, provider of dining services for over 120 independent and private schools nationwide, won grand prize in the 2010 Whole Grains Challenge, a campaign of the Whole Grains Council. (read the story...)

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?
How to keep your young athlete revved up without unnecessary energy supplements or "power" products. (read the story...)

8 Reasons Why You Should Take That Lunch Hour (and Tips for How to Make It Count)
Lunch is important — it's a perfect chance to pencil in some much needed "me time" or do something healthy for yourself. Quit trying to power through the day. Instead, indulge in a mini-break daily. We've got eight reasons to love your lunch, plus tips on how to make the most out of your midday break. (read the story...)

Easy Meals for Busy Moms: How to Fit Healthy Eating into Your Family's Hectic Schedule
Registered dietician Lorraine Danowski offers advice on how to prepare healthy meals and snacks for your family - fast! Danowski offers tasty but mindful options for those looking to lose weight, maintain weight, or just get healthier. (read the story...)

Manhattan Mompreneur: Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics
Gigi Lee Chang, Manhattan mom and founder of Plum Organics, talks to us about her organic baby food line, including what inspired her, how she started the business, and what's next. (read the story...)

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'
"America's Dinner Mom" Jeanne Muchnick gives parents healthy snack ideas to serve their hungry kids after school - say goodbye to the grumpies! (read the story...)

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids
Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom," offers parents a list of easy and healthy snack ideas that will appease hungry little ones. (read the story...)

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Could school lunch become your child's healthiest meal? Despite a ticking clock for legislation and budgetary constraints, some advocates think major strides can be made through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Read about the proposed changes and what you can do to help. (read the story...)

Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom
You may remember her as D.J. Tanner on the popular 80’s TV show, Full House, but actress Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up! The actress has three children with husband—and hockey player—Valerie Bure, and is back for a second season of the ABC Family show Make It Or Break It. NY Metro Parents sat down with Candace to find out how she’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic juice box, how she juggles motherhood and a career and finds time to make sure her family eats healthy. (read the story...)

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods
Is your child a picky eater? We asked the experts, including health counselors and nutritionists, for their best tips on how to get your child to eat (and like!) new - and healthy - foods. (read the story...)

How to Make Dinnertime Doable When You're a Busy Mom
Author Jeanne Muchnick offers practical tips for busy moms on how to make dinnertime easier. (read the story...)

MomBiz: Jill Brack's Gluten-Free Goodies
Jill Brack, a Manhattan mom of one who founded Glow™ Gluten Free, talks to us about having celiac disease, starting her own business, and getting inspiration from daughter Stella. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parent Jennie Garth: From Beverly Hills 90210 Teen to Veggie Queen
Actress and mother of three Jennie Garth, best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210," is now a spokesperson for Hidden Valley's "Love Your Veggies" campaign. Garth talks to us about life with three daughters, veggie advocacy, and her upcoming projects. (read the story...)

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down
Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area. (read the story...)

Suffolk County Mom's Food Shears Make Kids' Meal Time Fun and Safe
Anila Nitekman, a Greenlawn resident and mother of two, talks to us about how she invented the Tiny Bites Food Shears, which make cutting up children's food a breeze. (read the story...)

Serve the Right Food at Your Child's Birthday Party: Tips from the Experts
Food at parties seems to be an increasingly challenging issue. Some parents have gone organic, while more kids are diagnosed with allergies and lactose intolerances, and then there is the old-fashioned picky eater. See what advice the experts had for parents about serving food at children's birthday parties. (read the story...)

Passover Recipe: Tasty Tuna Boats
Update your Passover recipe repertoire this year with this delicious dish full of healthy ingredients and kid-pleasing decorations. Plus, see our tips for getting your kids involved in the cooking. (read the story...)

Easter Recipe: Mild-Mannered Deviled Eggs
Update your Easter recipe repertoire this year with this delicious appetizer or side dish full of healthy ingredients and kid-pleasing decorations. Plus, check out our tips on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen. (read the story...)

Passover Recipe: Pear and Apple Kugel
Update your Passover recipe repertoire this year with this delicious dessert dish full of healthy ingredients. Plus, see our tips on how to get your kids involved in the cooking. (read the story...)

Easter Recipe: Spiced Carrot Cupcakes
Update your Easter recipe repertoire this year with this delicious dessert dish full of healthy ingredients. Plus, see our tips on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen. (read the story...)


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