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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...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?
Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor, discusses the importance of breakfast for kids and teens and offers a few easy and quick breakfast ideas. (read the story...)

Homemade Kale Chips Recipe from Weelicious.com
Try baking these delicious and healthy homemade kales chips for your kids rather than potato chips...even sweet potato and carrot chips would work! (read the story...)

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Recipe from Weelicious.com
Kids will never realize there’s protein-packed tofu in this chocolate pudding recipe from Weelicious.com (read the story...)


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