We’re growing a community of healthy eaters — and it starts with teaching young people how to cook.

The Sylvia Center is a nutrition education and youth development organization that works in high-need, high-potential communities to show young people how to establish healthy habits that lead to happier and more productive lives.

In community kitchens across New York City and Columbia County, students learn what it takes to prepare nutritious meals on a daily basis. By learning practical skills, working together as a team, and becoming more open to trying new things, our students gain confidence knowing they can do something that’s good for themselves now, and the future.

For our older students, we connect this work to real opportunities in the local food system – building connections to potential careers in restaurants, entrepreneurship and food justice. We believe that we can grow a more equitable food system by engaging youth as advocates for nutritious food in their own communities and by connecting them to real opportunities for their future.

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Fork & Whisk: Cocktails and Conversation

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Thank you so much for joining us last night at The Sylvia Center’s Fork & Whisk: Cocktails and Conversation. Your support of The Sylvia Center opens new possibilities for young…

Asparagus and Feta Quiche

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As we round the corner from winter into spring, welcoming the warmth of 60-degree days, we marvel at all the seedlings planted in the ground and start making plans for…

Homemade Biscuits

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‘Tis the season for baby showers, wedding showers and barbeques. If you need to bring an item to pass at your next party, go for these biscuits, perfect for special…