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Family Health: Keeping Kids Fit
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), obesity among children has become a major public health concern. The Dewey Does Foundation believes obesity and its associated risks must continually be brought to the public’s attention, specifically to parents, schools and health officials. (read the story...)

New & Noteworthy: April's 'It' Products
Check out some new products this April... (read the story...)

Kids & Food Allergies: Facts vs. Fiction
For those unfortunate few with food allergies, certain "surprises" can bring more than bad taste — they can cause a full-blown emergency. Here are the facts on food allergies... (read the story...)

Dine and Date
New service takes care of the kids — and mom and dad (read the story...)

As Fresh As It Gets
Getting fresh, the parent’s lament, has taken on a whole new meaning in Park Slope. Two local women have just opened Get Fresh, a take-out shop with prepared food that you finish cooking at home. (read the story...)

Junior’s Cup O’ Joe
When I look at the growing trend of teens and pre-teens packing Starbucks coffee shops after school and grabbing caffeine-filled “energy drinks” to help them through the day, I shudder to think how this is impacting their growing brains. (read the story...)

How-To: Get Kids Eating Healthfully
Children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at rates never before dreamed possible, fueled by pediatric obesity, which is quickly reaching epidemic proportions. Dr. Barry Sears, researcher and scientist, and author of The New York Times’ best-seller The Zone, offers tips to help stop diabetes in its tracks (read the story...)

Have Some More (of the good stuff): Eating Healthy
Ellie Krieger, an Upper West Side mom and Food Network host, recently took the Just One More for Healthy Living pledge. As a registered dietitian and author of Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life (Three Rivers Press), she pledged to add ‘just one more’ daily serving of fruits and vegetables to her family’s meals. (read the story...)

Grilled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These jazzed up potatoes are sure to add flavor to any meal. (read the story...)

Kids: Get Milk!
According to a new study by The NPD Group, nearly 60 percent of children's dinners do not include milk. Instead, nearly one-third of all kidsâ?? meals are served with a drink loaded with sugar. (read the story...)

Family Food Play
If you would vote for Martha Stewart for President and you devour Bon Appetit, you're probably also thinking about making braised lamb shanks or individual pots de creme for a weeknight family dinner. But the reality for most parents is that dinner is whatever is closest to the front of the fridge. (read the story...)

For Kids to Eat Healthfully...Parents Must Step Up To The Plate
We keep hearing about childhood obesity. Recent news stories tell us over and over again that... (read the story...)

Does your son suffer from “Starving Boy Syndrome”?
My 15-year-old son has a new mantra which he has been uttering more regularly and with greater frequency over the past six months. It goes like this: “There’s nothing to eat in this house and I’m starving.” (read the story...)

Healthy Halloween Treats
Liz Weiss, RD, mother-of-two and co-author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers has created three delicious and healthy recipes that families will love and moms can feel good about serving. (read the story...)

Cooking for three or four or five?
When you're home from the hospital with a new baby, priorities change. Sleepless nights throw meal planning off-kilter, and once-simple meal preparations can become a chore. (read the story...)

Lunchbox Makeover
The school cafeteria is filled with poor diet choices. From franchise fast food offerings to soda machine temptations, today’s kids are faced with a lot of unhealthy options at lunchtime. So what can parents do? They can pack a better lunch! (read the story...)

How To Grill Safely
The number of bacterial food poisoning cases from E. Coli and salmonella rises in the summer months because warm weather causes food to spoil more quickly, and we tend to get lax with food hygiene when cooking outdoors. (read the story...)

How to Pack a Perfectly “Green” Picnic
It’s easy to ensure that your summer picnic is gentle on Mother Earth… Like a parade of ants, they would begin their march, loaded down with everything they needed for a picnic lunch at the lake. (read the story...)

Dinnertime Dreams Come True
Imagine … after a long day at work, you step off the train, and like magic, dinner appears! Two Westchester moms are making that little dream a reality. (read the story...)

Ice cream!
‘Tis the season for that most delectable, creamy treat. Here's an assortment of places whose specialty is ice cream: (read the story...)

Head for Aisle #1
To keep your family healthy . . . (read the story...)

Move Over, Apple!
New research shows an hour of outdoor play helps keep the doctor away, too. (read the story...)

Irvington Mom Cooks Up a Scheme
Irvington mom Missy Chase Lapine hasn’t earned the name, “The Sneaky Chef” for nuthin’. In many households, parents would add the moniker: genius. (read the story...)

Fighting Fat—Kids Need Our Help
The childhood obesity epidemic has become of such concern, some school districts have taken to issuing BMI reports along with kids’ academic report cards. (read the story...)

The Right Foods For Young Athletes
Giving kids the right foods and drinks will help them get the nutrients they need to be better athletes and maintain excellent overall health. (read the story...)


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