Eating Right Can Help Kids Succeed in Harlem

veggies in the public domainBy Karen Smith-Hagman

Getting ready to send your kids back to school in Harlem is about more than just new notebooks, pencils and backpacks. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Department Encourage Harlemites To Grab Fruit Or Juice

fresh food nyc and harlemFruits and vegetables are a delicious and affordable way for you and your family to eat healthy, and the Health Department wants to encourage Harlemites and New Yorkers to make healthy choices when grabbing a snack to eat on the go. Continue Reading →

Reseeding: Gardening Tips for March In Harlem

Planting Day 1GrowNYC is always doing great stiff in-and-out of Harlem. In this article we picked the Gardening Tips for March from their Garden Dispatches Winter 2014 newsletter, it’s all about reseeding. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: 2011 Healthy Resolutions

By Lil Nickelson

For 2011 I have designated the following six healthy resolutions geared towards making positive changes in my eating and cooking practices: Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: On the Good Foot

By Lil Nickelson

Happy New Year and welcome to 2010. Now that we’ve indulged our selves through last year’s holiday season, I hope you are ready to getting back on track to eating healthy. Instead of focusing on what foods you can’t eat, stay positive and try focusing on the foods that you can eat. Aim to keep an open mind about food, especially trying new food and food you didn’t like when you were younger. I didn’t like spicy food as a child, but my taste buds can handle and love them now.

I’ve come to believe that there are no such things as bad foods. What makes food bad is how often you eat it, and how much you eat when you eat it based upon how much exercise you get. The secret weapon to healthy living and weight loss is the right combination one two punch. Just like we must eat to live well, we must exercise to live well too. Continue Reading →