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The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat
A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether. (read the story...)

Cardiologist Explains Five Heart Healthy Diets
Michael J. Muschel, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiologist at ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, explains five heart healthy diets, including Paleo or Fred Flintstone, Gary Taubes, Dean Ornish, Michael Pollan, and Maimonides diets. (read the story...)

Recipe: Watermelon Feta Salad from Planet Hollywood
New York City's only Planet Hollywood, located in the heart of Times Square, shares its easy-to-make summer watermelon salad recipe that features summer's refreshing fruit. (read the story...)

The 3 Rules of Healthy Eating in the Summer
Summer is filled with BBQs, street and county fairs, and ball games, where unhealthy foods abound. Here, a registered dietician lays out three easy rules to help you and your family choose the healthiest food options at these events and beyond. (read the story...)

4 Food Safety Tips for Summer
Whether you're cooking outside on the grill this summer or grabbing a bite at a street fair or ball game, follow these tips from the USDA to help keep your family safe from foodborne illness, which is much more common in the warmer months. (read the story...)

Watermelon Sandwich Wraps
Ever tried watermelon in your sandwich? It may sound strange, but the folks at the National Watermelon Promotion Board have put together 10 wrap recipes that star this refreshing summer fruit, from a Latin watermelon wrap to a Greek wrap with watermelon. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?
A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities
In honor of Mother's Day, OpenTable has ranked the top 25 "mom-friendly dining cities," and Brooklyn lands 13th on the list. Rankings take into account how many of a city's restaurants are rated "kid-friendly," "romantic," and "hot spots." (read the story...)

Grill Recipe: Korean Barbecue Beef with Stir-Fried Bok Choy
Take a culinary adventure in your own backyard when you grill up this sweet and spicy Korean barbecue beef tenderloin featuring classic Asian flavors. Serve with a flavorful side of stir-fried bok choy that comes together in about 5 minutes. (read the story...)

Taming the Sugar Beast: Limiting the Sugar in Your Child's Diet
A local nutritionist shares tips to getting your child to make healthier food choices and limit the amount of sugar in their diets and discusses refined sugar versus unrefined sugar, as well as the benefits of having natural sugars as part of your diet. (read the story...)

Recipe: Nutella, Strawberry, and Banana Crepes
These sweet vanilla crepes filled with Nutella, bananas, and strawberries are best enjoyed with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serve them for brunch, dessert, or a special Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Recipe by Alice Currah. (read the story...)

Scarsdale Yoga's New Drink Bar Makes Fresh Juices, Smoothies
Scarsdale Yoga recently opened a juice bar in the studio to promote healthy living by making juices, smoothies, and protein shakes with fresh, locally grown produce. This is now the only location in Scarsdale to offer high quality organic drinks made from whole foods with no added sugar. (read the story...)

Recipe: Easy Cheesecake Cupcakes
Make these easy mini cheesecakes in muffin tins for delicious cheesecake cupcakes! Use traditional vanilla and almond flavors, or substitute in lemon, chocolate, or berries for a fun twist. (read the story...)

Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole
Love eggs Benedict but find it too hard to make at home? This recipe for eggs Benedict casserole is an easy, one-dish version of the restaurant classic that features all the traditional ingredients without the hassle. (read the story...)

Long Island Leading the Way in School Breakfast Participation in New York State
New York State ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to student participation in the School Breakfast Program, but we are making progress thanks to efforts in Brentwood, Long Island as well as Syracuse City Schools. (read the story...)

4 Tips for Perfect Party Cakes and Cupcakes
These four easy tips from Kathleen King, owner of the renowned Tate's Bake Shop on Long Island, will help you make perfect birthday party cakes and cupcakes every time. (read the story...)

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Mocha Frosting
Inspired by chocolate chip cookies, this recipe for a chocolate chip layer cake with milk chocolate mocha frosting comes from Tate's Bake Shop in Southampton, Long Island. It's sure to steal the show at your next celebration. (read the story...)

American Heart Association Shares Heart-Smart Food Choices
In honor of National Nutrition Month, the American Heart Association shares tips for making smarter heart-healthy choices while shopping for groceries. (read the story...)

'Take Your Place' to End Hunger in America
The Take Your Place campaign launches nationwide March 1 to provide actions people can take on a national and local level to help end hunger and food insecurity in America. Through the campaign, you're just a click away from making a difference. (read the story...)

Recipe: Green Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla-Mint Frosting
Love red velvet cupcakes? Try this easy recipe to turn them into green velvet cupcakes topped with a refreshing, mint-green cream cheese frosting. They're the perfect treat for St. Patrick's Day or any other spring holiday party. (read the story...)

Michelle Obama Shares Nutrition Changes She Made for the Family on SiriusXM Radio
In an interview with Michelle Obama on SiriusXM that aired on Feb. 26, FLOTUS discusses the diet changes she had to make as a busy, working mother and also shares updates on the "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity. (read the story...)

A New Documentary Shines a Light on Hunger in America
A new documentary, "A Place at The Table," shines a light on hunger in America. The film seeks to enlighten Americans that most people in the country are "food insecure"—they don't know where their next meal is coming from. (read the story...)

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods
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. (read the story...)

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?
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. (read the story...)

5 Tips to Get Kids Eating Healthy Foods
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! (read the story...)


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