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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.

Stuff We Like: Make Lunch Fun
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.

Stuff We Like: Poolside Snacks
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
Diabulimia: Is Your Teen at Risk?

Diabulimia: Is Your Teen at Risk?

Some people with Type 1 diabetes have turned to insulin restriction as a form of weight loss. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30 to 40 percent of young females with juvenile diabetes have this eating disorder, called diabulimia.

Fun Birthday Recipe with Watermelons

Fun Birthday Recipe with Watermelons

Whether for a birthday or a fun summer soiree, serve these mini watermelon cupcakes for a healthful, hydrating, and delicious snack.

Fun with Food: Watermelon Lasagna

Fun with Food: Watermelon Lasagna

Keep kids hydrated this summer with non-sugary drinks and fruits like watermelon, which is made up of 92 percent water. Try this breakfast lasagna made with watermelon, corn flakes, and other fruits for a healthy, hydrating meal.

Veggie-Rich Recipe: Celery, Apple, and Grape Salad

Veggie-Rich Recipe: Celery, Apple, and Grape Salad

This healthy and colorful salad is easy to make and a great way for kids to get several servings of fruits and veggies.

Covert Operation: Should You Hide Your Kids' Veggies?

Covert Operation: Should You Hide Your Kids' Veggies?

Most kids don't get the recommended daily serving of vegetables, causing some parents to resort to hiding them in other foods. A local expert offers a better way.




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