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How to Tell if a Recipe Is Worth Making

How to Tell if a Recipe Is Worth Making

How do you know when a recipe is worth making? Online, you have millions of recipes at your fingertips, but they're not all winners. Here are 6 tips for choosing a recipe, including what to look for in a good recipe and how to know when a recipe is not worth trying.

Six Myths Standing In The Way Of Your Fitness Goals For 2013

Six Myths Standing In The Way Of Your Fitness Goals For 2013

You want to enter the new year feeling fit and healthy, but sometimes it's hard to know what's true and what's not when it comes to exercising and staying healthy. Barbara Brenseke of Train For The Game in Bellmore, Long Island shares six myths that may be stopping you from reaching your fitness goals.

American Museum of Natural History Presents Our Global Kitchen Exhibition

American Museum of Natural History Presents Our Global Kitchen Exhibition

How do you talk to your kids about food, and all the complicated things that go along with it? The American Museum of Natural History, a great museum for kids in Manhattan, has a new exhibition called Our Global Kitchen that will help you talk about food, history, and tradition with your kids.

8 Tips To Approach The 'Weight Talk' With Your Child

8 Tips To Approach The 'Weight Talk' With Your Child

If your child is overweight, deciding to talk about this unhealthy lifestyle is only the first step. It can also be a huge challenge to have a productive, helpful discussion—especially if your child is unwilling to hear what you have to say. Here are eight suggestions from Sarah Stone, co-creator and director of operations for MindStream Academy, for avoiding as much conflict as possible.

A Weighty Issue: 5 Reason Why Parents Are Reluctant to Discuss Weight

A Weighty Issue: 5 Reason Why Parents Are Reluctant to Discuss Weight

If your child is overweight, discussing that problem can be one of the most difficult conversations you’ll face as a parent. Sarah Stone, co-creator and director of operations for MindStream Academy, lists several reasons why parents are hesitant to have the “weight talk” and presents compelling reasons for overcoming that reluctance.

Ask The Expert: How Will Celiac Disease Affect My Child's Life?

Ask The Expert: How Will Celiac Disease Affect My Child's Life?

If your child is diagnosed with Celiac disease, an auto-immune disorder in which those diagnosed cannot tolerate gluten, their world will change, especially if they used to eat foods with gluten in them. We interviewed Steve Distefano who owns Strictly Gluten Free, a gluten-free retail/wholesale marketplace, with his wife Angela.

Classic Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Classic Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

This classic Italian recipe for spaghetti and meatballs ("spaghetti e polpette") comes from the cookbook "Recipes to Remember: My Epicurean Journey to Preserve My Mother's Italian Cooking from Memory Loss."

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

When her mother was diagnosed with early Alzheimer's and began to forget how to make the Italian meals that marked her childhood, Yonkers native Barbara Magro decided to save those recipes by publishing a cookbook, aptly titled "Recipes to Remember."

Ask The Expert: Are Energy Drinks Okay for Kids?

Ask The Expert: Are Energy Drinks Okay for Kids?

Adults drink caffeinated beverages all the time, so why can't kids? Marcie Beth Schneider, M.D., a pediatrician who practices in Greenwich, CT, weighs in on why kids shouldn't consume energy drinks.

Studies Show Too Much Juice Can Lead to Tooth Decay, Obesity

Studies Show Too Much Juice Can Lead to Tooth Decay, Obesity

Recent studies have show too much fruit juice can contribute to obesity, tooth decay, and poor nutrition in children. Experts weigh in on the nutritional value of this popular beverage.

The Bone Bank

The Bone Bank

By the time teens get through their growth spurts, about 90 percent of adult bone mass is established and after that, no more calcium can be deposited in the body's "bone bank."

Virtual Guide Gives Tips on How to Discuss Obesity with Kids

Virtual Guide Gives Tips on How to Discuss Obesity with Kids

Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation have partnered to bring parents a virtual guide with advice on how to talk to kids about obesity.

From Picky to Adventurous: How to Get Kids to Try New Foods

From Picky to Adventurous: How to Get Kids to Try New Foods

A certified nutritionist who has worked with many picky eaters over the years offers parents 7 tips for getting kids to try new and different foods.

Pumpkin Pie Pasta Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Pasta Recipe

Approved by a certified nutritionist and kids' cooking instructor, this recipe for pumpkin pie pasta is a simple and fun fall dinner idea that the whole family will love.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Eating Healthy During the Holidays?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Eating Healthy During the Holidays?

A registered dietician offers advice on how to help your child stick to a healthy diet during the holiday season when temptation abounds.

Food Cravings: Consuming Peanuts and Soy During Pregnancy

Food Cravings: Consuming Peanuts and Soy During Pregnancy

Are you craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich during your pregnancy? Did you religiously consume soy products like yogurt and milk before your pregnancy, but aren't sure if you should continue to do so? Manhattan nutritionist and mother of two says it's OK!

Ask the Expert: How Can I Set Limits on My Child's Diet without Being Too Restrictive?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Set Limits on My Child's Diet without Being Too Restrictive?

Local pediatrician and obesity specialist Joanna Dolgoff, MD, explains how parents can set healthy limits on foods for their kids and when to seek help for your child's diet.

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How to Pack a Smarter School Lunch

How to Pack a Smarter School Lunch

When you were young and single, preparing lunch was easy: tuna on crackers, a slice of leftover pizza, SpaghettiOs (hey, it may not be gourmet, but it’s good). But once you become a parent, the word “lunch” takes on a new meaning. Make packing a school lunch easier on your conscience, your wallet, and your kids’ taste buds with easy tips from a registered dietician.

7 Tips for Teaching Kids Table Manners

7 Tips for Teaching Kids Table Manners

Parenting experts offer advice on dining out with kids, including tricks for teaching them good table manners and avoiding tantrums.

How to Pack a Cooler the Right Way

How to Pack a Cooler the Right Way

Sunny summer weather calls for having picnics and throwing barbecues, which means transporting perishable foods from the store to the outdoors. CommonGround farm shares food facts and offers tips on how to pack a cooler safely, ensuring that foods don't go bad.

New Cookbooks and Nutrition Guides for Parents and Families

New Cookbooks and Nutrition Guides for Parents and Families

We've rounded up our favorite new books on food for families, including some great cookbooks for everyone from busy moms to picky eaters, the latest nutrition guides for parents, and go-to guides full of fun recipes kids are sure to love.

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Long Island Dad Publishes 'Diana the Organic Banana'

Long Island Dad Publishes 'Diana the Organic Banana'

Long Island author Dr. Francesco J. Caputo's children's book, which teaches kids about nutrition and healthy eating, was inspired by his daughter.

Stuff We Like: Healthy Snacks for Kids



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