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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
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.

Shamrock Smoothie Recipe

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.

Rockland County Offers Residents Free Portion Control Tool

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.

Get Cooking, Kids!

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.

Graze on This

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.

Eating for Beginners

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?

To Snack or Not to Snack

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.

Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism

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.

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

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.

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

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).

Do Males Get Eating Disorders?

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.

Bye, Bye, Bake Sales

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.

Easy One-Dish Meals Great for Winter

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.

Stews, Brisket, and Pie: Hearty One-Pot Recipes

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.

Is the Food Pyramid I Grew Up with Still Relevant?

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.

The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger

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.

8 Ways to Cut Back on Halloween Candy this Year

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.

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe

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.

New Nutrition Workshop for Teens in Manhasset

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.




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