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The Sylvia Center is on a mission to create communities of healthy eaters. Ready to join us? There are so many ways to get involved.


This year, The Sylvia Center taught over 3,500 young people and their families in New York City and Columbia County how to cook and love healthy food. Your support will help us reach even more youth, teens and family members.


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We welcome dedicated volunteers to work with us in the kitchen and classroom, to help out at special events, or to come to the farm for hands-on work days.

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We welcome dedicated, young professionals to help us achieve our mission and strengthen our reach and effectiveness through fundraising, volunteering, and building greater awareness about our programs.

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Our events are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students and supporters while growing future programs.

Join our team of chefs, educators and coordinators who are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well 

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February 16, 2018 in Blog, On the farm, Recipes

Banana Crumb Muffin

Whether or not you’ve ever baked with them, we’ve all found ourselves with bananas that are past their prime, but their sweet taste and mushy texture are perfect for sweetening…

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February 14, 2018 in Blog, Chef Spotlight, In the City, Recipes

Vegan Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

Vegan Stir-Fried Udon Noodles yields 4 servings   Ingredients 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 cup julienned onion 1 cup julienned red pepper 1 cup julienned green pepper 1…

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February 14, 2018 in Blog, Chef Spotlight, In the City, Recipes

Learning Healthy Alternatives: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Celiac Disease Program and The Sylvia Center

Through a partnership with NYU's Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Celiac Disease Program, The Sylvia Center teaches cooking classes to young people and their families who are affected by... Read More