By: Lauren Keating In the past few years, New York has begun to see a rise in community schools. A community school is a hub that is a partnership between the school and community resources. Not only are students being educated, but they also have access to both physical and mental health services, tutoring and
By: Lauren Keating As the rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, it appears like there is not enough emphasis in on physical fitness, especially in schools. With an emphasis on testing, students need to keep their minds moving throughout the school day. However, thanks to budget cuts, gym classes are often on the chopping block, as
By Lauren Keating Boisterous noises bounced off the walls of Brooklyn Boulders. The rock–climbing facility was full of children attending birthday parties as athletic men and women mounted the walls, leg muscles straining in an attempt at victory found at the top. Some struggled at the challenge, while others rose to the occasion, lifting
By: Lauren Keating The ocean inhales and drags its liquid contents backward as its waves jump high and then crash to the shore with the ocean’s exhale. There is something about the ocean that is spiritual, but perhaps it is just the spirit of Coney Island. The freshness of life fills the air, as laughter
Found a great recipe here: http://ohyoucook.blogspot.com/2011/09/fruit-salad-with-honey-lime-dressing.html I use all organic ingredients & it is perfect for afternoon healthy snack.
Came across a great Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/StepIn2MyGreenWorld. Seems like everyone (including myself) has been getting sick. Tea with organic lemon & honey one of my cold remedies. Add cayenne pepper & turmeric for that extra health kick.
As a New Yorker, we are creatures of the concrete jungle. But even though the gifts of exquisite, man-made architecture surround our habitat, the gifts of nature are also vibrantly present. It’s easy for our minds to be often robotic and on auto-pilot. We sometimes begin to step in time and think industriously, like many factories and
With the holiday season in full swing, consumers can be seen purchasing food for family events with shopping carts filled to the brim and lines that seem never ending. Those who choose to purchase their food with the mantra of it being “good” and “clean” anxiously await for their favorite farmer’s markets to open in
Many farmers have been effected by Sandy. We should all not only support them, but for our own well being, consume “good, clean and fair” food. Do what you can to help our farmers and check out slowfoodusa.org