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Nutrition

Laying off the sweets: How to help kids reduce sugar intake

Holidays: Watching how much sweets we’re eating is important for kids and adults alike. Here are some ways to help kids manage their indulgence. 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

Feeding Your Family: 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…

Smart moves: Reduce your risk of having a child with a neurological disorder

Health: Women who plan to be pregnant should educate themselves and prepare their bodies with better sleep, nutrition, and stress management — even before conception. 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…
Feeding Your Family: An Astoria mom created a cookbook with easy, healthy recipes to last families from pregnancy to toddlerhood. Read more…

Be sure to get your vitamin D

Good Sense Eating: Health professionals are concerned levels are declining as children increasingly spend less time outdoors and slather on sunscreen when they do venture out. 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

Feeding Your Family: 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

Feeding Your Family: 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

Feeding Your Family: 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…
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