We’re growing a community of healthy eaters — and it starts with teaching young people how to cook.

In New York City, obesity hits hardest in communities already suffering from health and economic disparities:


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.

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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.

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August 25, 2016 in Blog, Events, In the City

Save the Date: The Art of Cooking, November 2, 2016

Please mark your calendars for our annual Art of Cooking gala on November 2nd at Bohemian National Hall in NYC. This year's event will honor Michael Pollack, Barbara Marcus and Family,... Read More
August 15, 2016 in Blog, Recipes

Berry Galette

Berry Galette Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 ¼ cup flour 1 ½ teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 stick butter, cut into small (1/2-inch) cubes, chilled ¼ cup of ice water…

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August 10, 2016 in News, On the farm, Press

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Grant Announcement

We are proud to announce that we have received a grant from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to expand our education initiatives in Columbia County after school programs with our wonderful program partners starting…

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