To keep your family healthy . . .
New research shows an hour of outdoor play helps keep the doctor away, too.
Irvington mom Missy Chase Lapine hasn’t earned the name, “The Sneaky Chef” for nuthin’. In many households, parents would add the moniker: genius.
The childhood obesity epidemic has become of such concern, some school districts have taken to issuing BMI reports along with kids’ academic report cards.
Giving kids the right foods and drinks will help them get the nutrients they need to be better athletes and maintain excellent overall health.
While removing vending machines from schools, measuring and reporting children’s body mass index (BMI) to parents, and eliminating junk food from cafeterias are well-intentioned steps on the road to helping kids make healthier choices, there is one local early childhood education program that is taking a proactive approach among their youngest students.
Although it might be difficult at times for parents with children at home to avoid the common trap of eating less nutritious foods, making smarter, healthier food choices is crucial.
Prepping kids to eat right.
Pediatric nurse practitioners issue guidelines on diet and exercise for kids.
If you try to eat healthfully, or feed your children healthy food, holidays can be a minefield.
If you want to think healthy, think squash. Like the carb-filled vegetable that’s good for the athletic body, the sport of squash was also ranked number one by Forbes magazine.
Teaching kids to trust their eating styles
A recipe for Turkey & Black Bean Enchiladas
Ronni Soled’s New Mothers Luncheons has merged with Laura Deutsch’s Baby Bites NYC, to cover the waterfront with four luncheons a week at baby-friendly restaurants throughout the city.
No more excuses for ‘no more home-cooked meals’.
Just when my 8-year-old started to eat spinach, the tender, baby leaves that come in bags, it was pulled off the shelves by the E. coli scare.
The food aisles are stocked to the rafters with lunchbox treats — individually packed granola bars, pudding cups, juice boxes. And while parents have recently been taking a hard look at what we’re putting into our kids’ stomachs, it’s time to think, too, about what we’re putting into our planet’s system.
While nutrition experts have yet to agree on what constitutes the perfect diet, there is no doubt that vegetables play a vital role in promoting good health. This is particularly true for children, whose growing bodies need the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are loaded into vegetables of every kind.
It’s that time of year again…your home is abuzz with talk of new teachers, homework, and of course, school lunch. Although some schools have improved the quality of cafeteria meals and snacks in recent years, many still fail to meet basic nutritional needs.
Moms want the best for their kids. When they can’t find what they want, they make their own. That’s how Plum Organics was born.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now urging the nation’s pediatricians to start checking on whether kids are getting enough calcium starting in the toddler years.
Busy families often order takeout, and Asian food is one of the most popular choices.
I want a cookie! I want candy! Do these words sound familiar? What about I want grapes, or I want an apple? Do you hear these words from your child's mouth?
In the past few years, British chefs, from Nigella Lawson to Jamie Oliver, have become popular in the U.S.
Just as your plate arrives, you discreetly raise your T-shirt and put your baby to your breast. Your baby is happy, you’re happy. Until the manager approaches you and asks you to take your baby and nurse your child in the restroom. Sound outrageous? You wouldn’t eat your meal in the restroom — why should your child have to eat in the restroom?