We’re growing a community of healthy eaters — and it starts with teaching young people how to cook.
of NYC kids ages 10-17 are estimated to be overweight or obese
of NYC adults are estimated to be overweight or obese
of NYC residents in low-income communities are estimated to be overweight or obese
Studies show the more time people spend cooking at home, the lower their rate of obesity.
From city to farm
In low-income communities where processed, high-calorie foods are prevalent, and healthy, whole foods are scarce, The Sylvia Center provides essential programs that teach young people the skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives.learn more
February News: NYC Community Partner Spotlight
NYC Community Partner Spotlight: Taisha Parkins, Director of Boulevard Community Center The Sylvia Center’s Cooks for Health program teaches healthy cooking to youth, teens, and families in New York City…Read More
February Recipes: Vegetable Tortilla Soup and Quinoa Banana Muffins
Vegetable Tortilla Soup Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 large onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon chili…Read More