Pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist Dyan Hes, M.D., reveals that certain fad diets can cause more harm than good to young children due to missing proper nutrients for growing children. Healthy portion sizes and eating in moderation are appropriate ways for children to stay healthy.
Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale presents recipes for 7 creative pumpkin dishes, including dinner recipes for pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin seafood chowder, and pumpkin ravioli, and dessert recipes for pumpkin pie trifle and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.
Get the recipe for these Hanukkah cookies, a delicious nut-free parve dessert for your holiday table, taken from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer. The gingerbread cookies are glazed and cut into festive aleph-bet shapes.
The Active Learning Elementary School P.S. 244Q in Queens was named the national grand prize winner in this year's 2013 Golden Carrot Awards for its creative approach to providing healthful vegetarian lunch options to its students.
Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins!
Try these ghoulishly easy Halloween recipes for chomping vampire cookies and vampire cupcakes. If you're short on time, use ready-to-bake cookie dough and pre-made cupcakes, then decorate away to turn them into festive Halloween desserts.
A registered dietician offers 4 quick breakfast ideas for kids, including a choco-nana smoothie, yogurt & fruit cup, PB sandwich, and frozen egg & cheese burrito. Each of these you can throw together in minutes and send with your child on his way out the door.
A registered dietician spotlights the most important meal of the day and offers tips (and recipes!) for overcoming the top three reasons kids give to skip breakfast. Time to start thinking outside the cereal box!
This festive fall-inspired cake pairs fresh pumpkin with decadent chocolate. Add a simple cinnamon-infused glaze over top and you have a perfect dessert for your next holiday get-together.
Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to this basic donut recipe to make a fall-flavored treat. For some extra sweetness, top the mini donuts with maple, vanilla, or mocha glaze.
This recipe for baked apples features crunchy pumpkin seeds and warm notes of honey, cinnamon, and orange zest. Add some dried cranberries, and you have the perfect dessert for fall. It's also an easy dessert for a crowd, as it can be served warm or cold.
This easy recipe for chicken breasts crusted in panko and whole pumpkin seeds makes a great family dinner in the fall. You can also try this recipe with your favorite fish filet in place of the chicken.
FunBites is an easy kitchen tool that cuts sandwiches, fruit, and more into fun shapes for toddlers and kids. Assemble the pieces into holiday-themed masterpieces your kids will love to admire and eat.
This recipe pairs butternut squash with another fall favorite: pumpkin seeds. After you've carved your pumpkin, toast up the leftover seeds and add them to this delicious side dish that also features kale and dried cranberries.
This recipe for tofu pumpkin bread results in a fragrant loaf loaded with cinnamon and ginger. The secret ingredient is soft tofu, which lowers the saturated fat content but keeps the bread moist.
Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products have partnered to raise awareness of the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles for active kids.
Check out these meal ideas (breakfast, lunch, and dinner!) for active kids, which include the key nutrients young athletes need to grow big and strong. A registered dietician lays out what your child should be eating.
Nutritionist Robin Werner shares nutrition guidelines for young athletes and active children, as well as ideas for healthy snacks for athletic children and how to teach your child to make healthy food choices.
The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter is blends naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas instead of peanuts, serving as a perfect peanut butter substitute for individuals with peanut allergies. Here, a healthy cookie recipe using the Sneaky Chef's no-nut butter.
New York City recently launched a new health initiative at Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Medical Center to get low-income and at-risk patients to eat healthier. The Health Bucks four-month pilot program helps those patients purchase produce from farmers' markets.
Kelsey Nixon, Brooklyn mom and Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel, offers three easy recipes for weeknight family dinners, including Crispy Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak Fajitas, and Turkey Roast Dip Sandwiches.
For this dish, the chicken, vegetables, and potatoes all go in the same pot, making it an easy weeknight dinner. The recipe is by Kelsey Nixon, the Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel.
This easy recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon features skirt steak, a great weeknight protein that goes well in Mexican dishes such as fajitas and tacos. This recipe includes a side of roasted peanut slaw.
With this recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon, you can pop the turkey breast into the slow cooker in the morning before heading off to work, making dinner prep quick and painless. Serve these hearty sandwiches alongside green beans or a fresh peach salad.