If passed, the proposed Healthy Happy Meals Bill will improve the nutritional value of fast food meals targeted at children in NYC.
Need a homerun for your next bake sale? Try Duff Goldman's go-to recipe for Maple Pecan Blondies, and get his tips for hosting a successful bake sale to help hungry kids.
Frozen food doesn't taste good, isn't locally sourced, and is loaded with scary chemicals that we don't want to feed our kids...right? Think again!
This gorgeous "cake" is actually made from heart-healthy watermelon decorated with yogurt and berries. It's a refreshing, gluten-free twist on dessert that's perfect for Fourth of July festivities or a summer birthday.
Savor some grilled goodness (and a healthy dose of antioxidants) with these colorful fruit and veggie kabobs. Healthy, hydrating watermelon is the star ingredient of these colorful skewers, along with marinated chunks of pork.
Slices of watermelon add a cool juiciness to these turkey burger sliders, while adding a hefty dose of antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene. Add blue cheese and you've got a triple threat on a bun!
While a great partner to pita chips or raw veggies, this hummus also makes a great sandwich spread or topping for bruschetta. The heat of the spices is balanced by the cooling addition of watermelon juice.
Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.
Are your kids eating healthy, nutritious lunches in the school cafeteria? In his book Slim By Design, Brian Wansink, Ph.D., shares tips for how you can get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables at school, and what you can do to help the school's lunchroom become 'slim by design'.
Want to get your kids to make healthy lunch choices? Ask your child's school lunchroom to make this one simple change to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies at lunch.
Five Mile River Nursery School in Rowayton, CT, has partnered with Whole Foods Market, America’s first nationally certified organic grocer, to launch their health conscious initiative to go completely organic.
There’s no shortage of bakeries serving up delicious treats for kids in Manhattan. For families looking for gluten-free options, it can be more challenging to find a place that caters to specific needs. We’re here to help! We’ve sought out the best gluten-free/gluten-free friendly bakeries in Manhattan.
Finding gluten-free desserts can be a challenge, whether you're managing Celiac disease, or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We've rounded up bakeries on Long Island serving up gluten-free treats, so you can still enjoy sweets without sacrificing your gluten-free diet.
No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!
Try these recipes for gluten-free, vegan Girl Scout-style cookies at home, including Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. You won't believe how close the taste comes to the real deal!
From a Manhattan school chef who is no stranger to picky eaters, these easy from-scratch breakfast recipes help keep kids focused at school by fueling them up with the nutrients they need for their growing minds and bodies.
Want to change up your dessert routine this holiday season? Try this frozen version of classic pumpkin pie. It's a welcome twist on the traditional dessert and, bonus: It's super easy to make ahead! Just pull it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving.
When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free.
Laura Fuentes of MOMables created this fun witches brew recipe for her child's lunchbox. It's a fun and healthy Halloween drink for kids that doesn't use soda or powdered drink mixes.
Get step-by-step directions on how to make three cool treats for Halloween, including creepy cake pops that look like eyeballs, pigs in a blanket that look like monster toes, and "rotten" apple cider punch.
Cooking with kids who have special needs such as autism, sensory issues, or learning disabilities can be challenging, but the ability to make a meal is a valuable life skill and including kids in the kitchen has many lasting benefits. Here are five tips to help those with special needs learn to cook.
This easy recipe for creamy tomato soup with rice and basil was developed by a special education teacher and is featured in her cookbook, "Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook," which is geared for those with developmental challenges as well as young people learning to cook.
Do you dish out servings of comfort and happiness to your kids with sugary treats? Be careful. If you frequently offer food as proof of your love, you may be teaching your children to mix feelings with food, and to soothe their souls with sweets.
These easy Halloween recipes are kid-friendly and festive options. Children can follow the steps to make owl cookies, spider brownies, chocolate and Jell-O hands, and edible witches' hats and brooms.
These simple Halloween decorations will haunt your holiday table. Kids can help make the classic ghost motif with tissue paper, white chocolate, marshmallows, or eggs.