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How-To: Get Kids Eating Healthfully

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

Have Some More (of the good stuff): Eating Healthy

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.

The Special Needs Trust: Protecting Your Special Needs Child

The Special Needs Trust: Protecting Your Special Needs Child

Parenting a special needs child can be a wonderful and challenging task. But while you may be meeting your child’s needs at present, how do you ensure their needs will be met in the future? One way is by creating a Supplemental or Special Needs Trust.

Grilled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These jazzed up potatoes are sure to add flavor to any meal.

Tech Toys and Gifts

Tech Toys and Gifts

Check out technology's new gadgets and toys!

Single Parenting : Kids in the Middle

Single Parenting : Kids in the Middle

Divorce is stressful for a family. If there are children involved, the situation is even more heartbreaking.

Top 10 Toys of the Year: Editor's Picks

Top 10 Toys of the Year: Editor's Picks

See what children's toys made the Top 10 for this holiday season!

Kids: Get Milk!

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.

Family Food Play

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.

Reliant on Technology

Reliant on Technology

We used to get ready for car trips by packing snack bags of Cheerios and raisins, and by bringing along lots of board books and stuffed animals. Now we rush around charging various appliances and looking for the E-Z Pass.

Pet Turtles Pose Threat

Pet Turtles Pose Threat

The FDA is reminding people of the risk of salmonellosis associated with pet turtles.

Identity Theft: Kids at Risk

Identity Theft: Kids at Risk

Identity theft is damaging to all its victims, yet when a child is the casualty, it can be especially devastating. Unfortunately, children are powerless to protect themselves — so they must rely on their parents’ watchful eyes and much-needed legislation to help them.

For Kids to Eat Healthfully...Parents Must Step Up To The Plate

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...

Confessions, from a Partially Rotted Brain

Confessions, from a Partially Rotted Brain

Growing up, I was oblivious to my television addiction.

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

A new school year presents a shopping list of supplies for back-to-school. For most children, this can be an exciting time. But for many Rockland County children and their parents, back-to-school is filled with trepidation because they can’t afford the necessary supplies.

Does your son suffer from “Starving Boy Syndrome”?

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.”

Healthy Halloween Treats

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.

Cooking for three or four or five?

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.

Kid Ergonomics

Kid Ergonomics

When you're fit, you’re more productive. That’s true for children as well. Too-heavy backpacks and bad computer posture can cause physical imbalances which can, in turn, affect learning.

Lunchbox Makeover

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!

How To Grill Safely

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.

How to Pack a Perfectly “Green” Picnic

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.

Dinnertime Dreams Come True

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.

Sometimes, kids need a ‘Jumpstart’

Sometimes, kids need a ‘Jumpstart’

Upper East Side mom Crystal McCrary Anthony has had not one, but two successful careers.




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