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Feeding Your Family

Just a bite: Getting kids to try new holiday foods

Good Sense Eating: Many children shut down when they’re faced with eating something that is unfamiliar. And it can be embarrassing when you’re aware of how much time the preparer spent on the dish — particularly one that has been passed down through family generations. Read more…

Teach kids to give back to New Yorkers in need this holiday season

Family Values: Donate to or organize your own food drive to help families struggling to put food on the table. Read more…

Here are five reasons to go vegetarian

Healthy Living: There are several benefits to your family — and even for our planet — to embracing the vegetarian lifestyle. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: Many of us get excited for the special meals that come with the holiday season. But how many of us stop to consider the importance of keeping these foods safe? Read more…

Best ‘Kind’ of lunchbox snack

Nutrition: The Kind Kids bars have 25 percent less sugar than the leading kids’ granola bar. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: Minimally processed forms of produce — those frozen, dried, or canned — are as healthful as fresh and sometimes even more so. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: Whether you’re just beginning your parental journey or you’ve already got a couple of children, you may have questions about your child’s diet. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: A growing number of foods have been shown to have a “one-plus-one-equals-three” nutritional effect when eaten together. Read more…
Nutrition: An Astoria mom created a cookbook with easy, healthy recipes to last families from pregnancy to toddlerhood. Read more…

How to ensure vegan baby gets all required nutrients

How to ensure vegan baby gets all required nutrients

Family Health: It is absolutely possible for infants (and children) to get all the nutrients they need from a vegetable-based diet, but it does take some extra thought and planning. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: A recent study found that meals where family members are engaging and enjoying themselves are more conducive to preschool kids approaching and consuming more nourishing foods. Read more…

DIY hot wings and ranch dip recipe

Nutrition: Craving some wings? No need to rush to a sports bar. Here’s how you can make hot wings with ranch dip at home. Read more…

In the ‘Zone’: Initiative helps the Bronx ditch sugary drinks

Nutrition: The Bronx’s Healthy Beverage Zone celebrated its one-year anniversary of reaching out to schools and businesses to get the word out about the dangers of high-calorie drinks and delicious alternatives. Read more…

Reading between the lines: Popular toddler drinks are not healthy

Nutrition: Researchers found that transition formulas and milks, often called “toddler drinks,” are touted as having health benefits but contain powdered milk, corn syrup or sweeteners, and vegetable oil. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: Eating a variety of natural foods, playing outside, and avoiding over sanitization can boost our digestive tract, leading to less allergies, asthma, and other inflammatory disease. Read more…
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