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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October 16, 2016 in Blog, Recipes

Waste-Free Recipe for World Food Day 2016

In the spirit of World Food Day 2016, we encourage everyone to share this delicious, zero-waste meal among friends and family. Read more about World Food Day and our program…

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October 14, 2016 in Blog, In the City, Press

Celebrating World Food Day with Our Program Sponsor, Rabobank

Throggs Neck students topping off their apple galette before baking. This Sunday is World Food Day – a day for everyone to join together in unison to focus on one of…

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October 12, 2016 in Blog, Events, On the farm

Celebrate Sukkot in the 1st Sukkah at Katchkie Farm!

Sukkot, with its Biblical origins, marked the end of the agricultural year. To commemorate the end of the growing season, celebrants build a Sukkah, a festive temporary dwelling reminiscent of…

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