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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February 16, 2017 in Blog, In the City

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…

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February 16, 2017 in Blog, In the City, On the farm, Recipes

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…

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