Another thing that surprised me about NYC was the number of young children and infants floating around the UWS. With the busy and hectic lives of NYC parents, I think that teaching strong eating behaviors is necessary. Living in a city that runs on convenience and has unhealthy food options everywhere, children need to learn how to make the right choices. This is a great NPR article on creating consistency in a young child’s diet.
A second quick and easy read can be found on Wiki. This article highlights steps parents can take with children who are a bit older.