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  • New York Schools Adopt Meatless Mondays

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | March 12, 2019

    Health is officially on the menu every Monday in New York City public schools!

    Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced that New York City schools are adopting Meatless Mondays – bringing plant-based meals to all 1 million students in the nation’s largest school district. Mayor de Blasio cited the benefits of plant-based meals at a press conference earlier today, mentioning that the city adopted the new policy to promote students’ health and protect the planet. Read more

  • Important Steps to Protect Children from Food Additives

    by Margo Gladding | July 25, 2018

    child-in-kitchenThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just published a technical report with important recommendations on ways to protect children from food additives by reducing exposure. They also released a statement urging for “substantial improvements to the food additives regulatory system.” With over 10,000 chemicals allowed to be added to food / food materials in the U.S., the group is calling for more a rigorous testing of chemicals and a re-testing process on chemicals that were previously approved by the FDA many years ago, to make sure that they are not toxic.

    Because children are still growing and developing, they are very sensitive to chemical exposures. Read more

  • Natural Approach to Colds, Flu and Ear Infection for Kids

    by Paula Gallagher | January 15, 2018

    sick-child_aColds, flu and ear infections are some of the common reasons parents bring their children in to see their doctors. The best approach to a cold or flu is to prevent it in the first place. Teach your children that regular hand washing, good nutrition, and restful sleeps are all important factors in maintaining a healthy immune system and warding off cold and flu viruses.

    If all the precautions have taken place and your little one still has come down with something, you can try a natural approach to colds, flu and ear infections. Here are some tips to get them back on the road to health. Read more

  • Welcome 2018! My New Year's Resolution

    by Paula Gallagher | January 2, 2018

    family-mealBy the time you read this, many Americans will have already defaulted on their New Year's resolutions and we are only into day 2! In our household, we don't typically make resolutions (well, not on New Year's anyway). We try not to wait until New Year's Eve to try something new. Each day that we wake up is a new day, a day to start over, make changes, and to be happy. You don't need to wait for tomorrow, a new year, Monday or Friday.

    However, this year I am making one. It is a simple idea but I know it will be challenging. Read more

  • Event: Free Seminar on Vitamins, Minerals and Your Child’s Health - May 16

    by Paula Gallagher | May 8, 2017

    Vitamins, Minerals and Your Child’s HealthEvery day I send my kids to school with strawberries, carrots, blueberries, cukes and carrots... and many days they come right back. Even trying my best, my kids won’t always eat what I wish they would, so this is when I turn to supplements. I realize that nothing can replace the quality, variety and even the availability of nutrients found in food, and in no way are supplements a replacement for a proper meal. But I also don’t want to my children to be deficient in important nutrients.

    If you are like me and have children who turn their noses up at all things green, and you need to make a decision about what to do to ensure your kids aren't missing out on vitamins and minerals, here is a free seminar in the Washington DC Metro area. Read more

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