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:

33%

of NYC kids ages 10-17 are estimated to be overweight or obese

24%

of NYC adults are estimated to be overweight or obese

70%

of NYC residents in low-income communities are estimated to be overweight or obese

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

March Recipes: Soy Braised Chicken Thighs with Cabbage and Carrots; and Roasted Winter Squash, Black Bean and Kale Quesadilla

Check out these Family Class recipes that have been a hit in our classes in both New York City and Columbia County. Family Class recipes are priced out so that…

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March 16, 2017 in Blog, Events, In the City

Our Next Event — The Best You’ve Never Tasted: Wine, Cheese, Bread & Olives

Purchase Tickets You are invited to join The Sylvia Center and FOODMatch on Wednesday, March 22nd for a guided comparative tasting of some of the most delicious hand-crafted bread, cheese, wines…

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March 15, 2017 in On the farm

Join us this summer for our Young Chefs Farm Camp!

Spend four unforgettable days with The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm learning how to grow organic produce in our Learning Garden and cook farm-to-table meals with freshly harvested ingredients. You’ll... Read More