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.
November marks the 36th annual Great American Smokeout, and you know what that means -- time to quit smoking. But if you've tried kicking the habit unsuccessfully before, maybe realizing just how much you’re hurting your kids by not quitting will be the encouragement you need.
Read this fact sheet for teens about smoking and asthma, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Health.
Active parents realize that talking to kids early and often about not smoking will help their children make good choices throughout their youth. Use this pledge program to encourage your child not to smoke!
Here are some general tips for friends and family on how to help a smoker finally quit!
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.
MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access to their child's health records anywhere, anytime.
When a marriage is in trouble, the people in it are nit-pickers, but when a marriage is happy, they are over-lookers. Here are some tips on how to not let nit-picking about an unmade bed or an annoying bad habit impact your relationship.
According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers.
For new moms, heading back work (and leaving baby behind) can be difficult. Factor in the desire to continue breastfeeding after maternity leave ends, and the life-work balance seems even more difficult to maintain. Use the following as a how to guide to nursing without giving up the 9-to-5.
Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe.
We asked Anthony F. Porto, M.D., M.P.H., director of pediatric gastroenterology at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, and assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale University. Read Dr. Porto's advice on what age kids should be tested for high cholesterol, what the risk factors are for developing high cholesterol at an early age, and how to prevent the diseases caused by high cholesterol.
Going back to school can be stressful for kids, and they might have worries about school that they're not sharing with you. A seasoned teacher offers parents tips on how to start conversations about making friends, fitting in, starting new classes, and getting back into the school routine.
Being in the classroom for most of the school year, kids are exposed to all sorts of germs that can make them sick. One the common diseases kids catch is "pink eye." Read on for tips about how to prevent the spread of pink eye in the classroom.
Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor, discusses the importance of breakfast for kids and teens and offers a few easy and quick breakfast ideas.
In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins.
Delaney Acosta, DDS, opened Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry, bringing the only pediatric dentistry office to Mahopac, New York.
Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat.
Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents.
Check out these helpful reference points from Dr. Miriam Stoppard for what to do if your child has a sprain, broken bone, or uncomfortable growing pains.
Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice.
Try baking these delicious and healthy homemade kales chips for your kids rather than potato chips...even sweet potato and carrot chips would work!
Kids will never realize there’s protein-packed tofu in this chocolate pudding recipe from Weelicious.com
Here are a few tips on how to give your kids healthy (and economical!) school lunches. Easy recipes included from Weelicious.com!
Here are a few bonus tips from Catherine McCord and Weelicious.com on how to make school lunch fun, affordable, and good for the environment!