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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Shamrock Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie gets its green hue from a healthy dose of kale, but kids will love the sweet zing provided by the addition of vanilla yogurt and banana. It's a fun and tasty treat that's easy enough for kids to make themselves. Plus, it packs a punch of vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients that are good for growing bodies. It's leprechaun-green color and the fact that kale is a form of cabbage also make it the perfect kid-friendly drink for St. Patrick's Day or other Irish celebrations. (read the story...)

Rockland County Offers Residents Free Portion Control Tool
In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, the Rockland County Department of Health is offering Rockland residents a free tool to help keep plate portions in perspective, encouraging families to commit to healthy eating. (read the story...)

Get Cooking, Kids!
Got a kid who loves to cook? Have her enter Kids Who Love to Cook's Recipe of the Month Contest for the chance to win an iPad and be featured on Kids Who Love to Cook, a website dedicated to encouraging kids to appreciate good food while teaching life lessons through cooking. (read the story...)

Graze on This
Founded by a Connecticut mom, Graze Delivered brings Vermont-fresh organic and sustainable foods to homes and offices across the tri-state area, helping families be more conscious of what they're eating and where it comes from. (read the story...)

Eating for Beginners
Brooklyn mom Melanie Rehak thought she had food figured out until a picky eater arrived on the scene, in the form of her 1-year-old son. In "Eating for Beginners," Rehak wrestles with the basic yet baffling question we face as the parents of 21st-century eaters: How do we make sure they're eating organic, local, and sustainable foods? (read the story...)

To Snack or Not to Snack
Children, in particular, require several small meals per day, and snacks can help make up for nutrients they don’t get during meals. Snacking at any age is perfectly normal, and carefully chosen snacks can add to good dietary habits. Most Americans, however, do not snack wisely. (read the story...)

Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism
"Before I Disappear," by Barb Herding, is the fictional tale of 16-year-old Lauren Stafford and the teenagers she meets when she is hospitalized as a result of her eating disorder that has spiraled out of control. (read the story...)

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen
Eating Recovery Center urges parents to be vigilant about signs of eating disorders in college freshmen as they return home from school. (read the story...)

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder
Does your teen see herself as fat when she’s not—and measure her self-worth by her weight? Learn the early warning signs of eating disorders (perhaps surprisingly, for boys as well as girls). (read the story...)

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?
Approximately 10 percent of individuals with anorexia or bulimia, and an estimated 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder, are male—and some mental health professionals believe these percentages are increasing. (read the story...)

Bye, Bye, Bake Sales
Traditional bake sales have been banned at most NYC-area schools due to the rise in food allergies, childhood obesity, and foodborne illnesses, limiting fundraising opportunities. In an effort to evolve with the times, here are 10 inventive fundraising ideas for your school that don't involve baked goods. (read the story...)

Easy One-Dish Meals Great for Winter
What's for dinner? Well, come winter, when hearty stews, casseroles, and soups top your list of meals, the answer is easy: A warming, one-pot wonder. (read the story...)

Stews, Brisket, and Pie: Hearty One-Pot Recipes
Come winter, hearty stews, casseroles, and soups top the list of meals, and there's nothing better than a warming, one-pot wonder. Area moms offered some of their favorite recipes, including turkey osso buco stew, beef (or turkey) barley stew, greek chicken stew, brisket, and farmer's pie. (read the story...)

Is the Food Pyramid I Grew Up with Still Relevant?
The food pyramid that many parents grew up with is outdated and nutrition recommendations have evolved quite a bit over the past decade. With all these changes, how do we know what to feed our kids? We asked Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor who practices in Westchester County, for some simple guidelines. (read the story...)

The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger
Westchester County's Second Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale was a great success, raising about $12,000 for the Great American Bake Sale's "No Kid Hungry" initiative to end childhood hunger in the U.S. (read the story...)

8 Ways to Cut Back on Halloween Candy this Year
Get eight great tips on how to cut back on your child's candy consumption this Halloween. Sarah Stone, director of operations at a co-ed health and wellness boarding school, offers her best advice for parents who want to make this Halloween a healthier one. (read the story...)

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe
No sugar in this cake -- no kidding! This cake recipe is all about capturing natural sweetness from ingredients like apples, bananas, and cranberries, with no added sugar, making it great for babies and those with special dietary issues, like diabetes. (read the story...)

New Nutrition Workshop for Teens in Manhasset
A new nutrition program for teens, called Teen Wellness, is being offered by a holistic counselor at Calliope Fitness and Arts in Manhasset, NY. (read the story...)

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues
After receiving a School Engagement Grant earlier this year, the fully functional Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn now hosts programs that teach students about childhood hunger, obesity, and local food issues. (read the story...)

Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino Recipe
This Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino is an easy-to-make treat (no espresso machine required) that's perfect when sipped in the brisk fall weather. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Child Becomes a Vegetarian
When one child decides to be a vegetarian, make sure she's getting the right nutrition by following these diet tips from a certified nutrition counselor. (read the story...)


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