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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.

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues

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.

Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino Recipe

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.

What to Do When Your Child Becomes a Vegetarian

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.

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Chocolate Witch Hair

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Chocolate Witch Hair

Sure, candy is likely your kids' favorite Halloween treat, but why not cook up something a little different this October 31. Use this easy-to-make recipe to lure your children into the kitchen for a festive family activity that results in delicious chocolate witch hair.

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Bewitching Cocoa Bites

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Bewitching Cocoa Bites

Getting the kids into the kitchen to help with dinner can be torture, but getting them cooking might be more fun with this festive Halloween recipe for delicious, chocolate rice cereal treats. Plus, these Bewitching Cocoa Bites also make the perfect addition to any Halloween costume party.

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Goblin Delights

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Goblin Delights

For kids, Halloween is all about dressing up in costumes and collecting enough candy to last them until Christmas. Why not make obtaining Halloween treats more of a family affair by heading over to the kitchen and cooking up your own festive sweets. Try this quick and easy recipe for chocolate Goblin Delights.

Healthy Halloween Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes with Chocolate Filling

Healthy Halloween Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes with Chocolate Filling

Start Halloween morning out right with these devilishly delicious pumpkin pancakes stuffed with a creamy chocolate filling. This healthy recipe is from Catherine McCord, the mom behind all those nutritious ideas at Weelicious.com.

How to Have a Harry Potter Halloween: Recipes & Costumes

How to Have a Harry Potter Halloween: Recipes & Costumes

To jump-start your own Harry Potter-inspired Halloween revelry, we’ve got two recipes for meals drawn straight from the series that would even make Mrs. Weasley proud! Plus, check out some costumes of your favorite Hogwarts wizards!




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