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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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.

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December 21, 2016 in Blog, In the City

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December 14, 2016 in Blog, News

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#1 COOKING ENRICHES THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES We equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to establish lifelong positive eating habits, which will in turn…

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December 7, 2016 in Blog, Events, In the City, Recipes

You Be The Judge…Latke Festival 2016

Join us on Monday, December 19th from 6-9PM at The Brooklyn Museum for the 8th Annual Latke Festival to benefit The Sylvia Center. Enjoy unique and delicious latkes from 20…

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