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Lisa Suriano

Lisa Suriano, M.S., is the founder and creator of the Veggiecation Program (veggiecation.com), a curriculum-based nutrition education program that introduces young children to the delicious and nutritious world of vegetables through school programs in 24 states, including more than 100 public schools throughout New York City. She also serves as a board member for the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (healthylunches.org), which works to bring plant-based foods and nutrition education into our schools.

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Lisa Suriano Articles (3)

Veggie-Rich Recipe: Celery, Apple, and Grape Salad

This healthy and colorful salad is easy to make and a great way for kids to get several servings of fruits and veggies.

Apr. 23, 2012

Covert Operation: Should You Hide Your Kids' Veggies?

Most kids don't get the recommended daily serving of vegetables, causing some parents to resort to hiding them in other foods. A local expert offers a better way.

Apr. 23, 2012

Shamrock Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie gets its green hue from a healthy dose of kale, but kids will love the sweet zing provided by the addition of vanilla yogurt and banana. It's a fun and tasty treat that's easy enough for kids to make themselves. Plus, it packs a punch of vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients that are good for growing bodies. It's leprechaun-green color and the fact that kale is a form of cabbage also make it the perfect kid-friendly drink for St. Patrick's Day or other Irish celebrations.

Mar. 14, 2012


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