“As long as you’ve got your health!”

We’ve all heard it, but what can you do about it? The best way to stay healthy is to develop good habits and that begins at an early age. Time Warner Cable News devoted the month of February to show kids and adults great ways to stay fit with healthy recipes, activities for the whole family and informative pieces to help you and your kids feel good inside and out.

 

 

  • It’s Fit Kids February on Time Warner Cable News.   All month we’re showing you ways for your kids to eat better and get physically fit.   If you missed any of the stories on our news channels, all of our stories are available when you want them on Local on Demand.  And as an added bonus, you can participate in our special Watch, Get Fit and Win sweepstakes with prizes including a $1,000 healthy grocery shopping spree and fitness trackers.

  • Tune in and watch in-depth reports and fun facts with new trends and findings in kid’s fitness, tips on how-to stay in shape on a budget, and other ways to keep your kids active.

  • Take the Fit Kids Challenge!  The 4-week challenge, designed with help from the American Heart Association, encourages you and your family to make simple and healthy choices.

  • Make a video!  Share your Fit Kids Video Tip with us and your fellow viewers. Send us a :30 video sharing your secret to success as to how you and your family stay fit and healthy. The best videos will be featured on TV.

  • Motivate your friends and family!  Encourage others by sharing photos of health and fitness on social media using hashtag: #FitKidsFeb 

HEALTHY EATING
Fit Kids: Food Festival Sends Home a Healthy Message
As Fit Kids February wraps up, NY1 visited a festival Saturday dedicated to getting kids to eat healthy. 02/28/2015 02:54 PM
Fit Kids: School Whips Up Next Generation of Chefs
As we close out our Fit Kids February coverage, NY1 looks at a high school devoted to turning teenagers into chefs.02/28/2015 02:40 PM
Fit Kids: Expanding Picky Eater’s Diet Through Food Play
Don't play with your food. On the other hand, maybe you should - or at least encourage your kids to. Time Warner Cable News’ Jill Urban explains in this Fit Kids February Healthy Living report.02/26/2015 07:50 PM
Fit Kids: Program Gives Low Income Moms Tools to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Obesity among two to five year olds has decreased significantly over the past decade, but those gains trail off for people further and further down the socio-economic ladder.02/25/2015 10:50 AM
Fit Kids: Bronx Students Learn to Serve Up Better Food Options
New York Junior Tennis and Learning teaches Bronx students about healthier food options.02/20/2015 12:01 PM
Fit Kids: Colleges Begin to Offer Healthier Meal Options
NY1 parenting correspondent Shelley Goldberg spoke with Rob Franek from the Princeton Review about what is happening nutritionally on college campuses around the country.02/18/2015 08:50 PM
Fit Kids: Brooklyn Students Grow Healthier Habits
Our latest Fit Kids February story takes us to Cypress Hills where a food program is teaching kids to eat what they sow. 02/18/2015 12:40 PM
Fit Kids: Families Learn to Tame Kids' Taste Buds
A program in Manhattan is teaching kids fun, healthy and tasty alternatives, and how to generally live a healthier lifestyle.02/17/2015 10:50 AM
Fit Kids: Meat-Free School Lunches Really Veg Out
At two public schools in the city, the closest thing to mystery meat one will find on the lunch tray is tofu. 02/12/2015 07:46 AM
Fit Kids: Healthy Airplane-Friendly Travel Snacks
If you want to better control your costs and calories when it comes to feeding your family in flight, consider carrying your own snacks on-board.02/11/2015 07:38 PM
Fit Kids February: Report Shows Decline in Number of Students Who Eat School Breakfast
Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to boost the number of students who eat school breakfast—but a new report shows that during his first six months in office, that number actually fell. 02/10/2015 09:29 PM
Fit Kids: Sugary Drinks Continue to Play Role in Childhood Obesity
Health experts point to sugary beverages as the largest source of added sugar in the American diet, playing a major role in the meteoric rise of childhood obesity over the last 30 years. Our week two challenge to you for Fit Kids February is to make sugary drinks history when it comes to your diet.02/09/2015 09:53 PM
Fit Kids: Healthy Eating While on the Road
Taking a vacation doesn't have to mean a departure from making healthful family food choices.02/09/2015 02:05 PM
Fit Kids: Fresh Food on a Budget
Time Warner Cable News' Tara Lynn Wagner shows us how parents can switch from processed to healthy foods while on a budget.02/02/2015 07:13 PM
RECIPIES
Fit Kids Recipe: Vegan Alfredo Pasta with Veggies
Our friends at Whole Foods Market are helping with our Fit Kids February initiative by providing us healthy recipes the whole family can make---like vegan Alfredo pasta with veggies.02/02/2015 03:20 PM
Fit Kids Recipe: Carrot Cake Bites
Our friends at Whole Foods Market are helping with our Fit Kids February initiative by providing us healthy recipes the whole family can make---like carrot cake bites.02/02/2015 03:08 PM
Fit Kids Recipe: Buckwheat Blackberry Pancakes
Our friends at Whole Foods Market are helping with our Fit Kids February initiative by providing us healthy recipes the whole family can make---like buckwheat blackberry pancakes.02/02/2015 02:48 PM
Fit Kids Recipe: Pineapple Avocado Fish Tacos
Our friends at Whole Foods Market are helping with our Fit Kids February initiative by providing us healthy recipes the whole family can make---like pineapple avocado fish tacos.02/02/2015 02:24 PM
NY1 Online: Personal Trainer Takes a Look at How Errol Louis, Bob Hardt Stay Fit
This month has been Fit Kids February at NY1, and the channel's been working to show how to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. Tier 4 Personal Trainers Jay Lee and John Allstadt joined NY1's Errol Louis and Bob Hardt for an on-site discussion on staying fit.02/27/2015 08:21 PM
Fit Kids: Chelsea Fitness Studio Opens Up Spin Classes to Youngsters
One of the hottest fitness trends has been spinning, and now a Chelsea fitness studio is opening its indoor cycling classes to youngsters. NY1’s Roger Clark puts his spin on it, in this Fit Kids February report.02/27/2015 03:20 PM
Fit Kids: Young Children Learn to Love Sports at Upper East Side Program
An Upper East Side sports program has kids kicking, throwing, swinging and shooting. NY1’s Roger Clark suited up to find out more for this Fit Kids February report.02/26/2015 03:20 PM
Fit Kids: Queens Dancers Use Exercise to Become Stage Worthy
Dancers from the Edge School of the Arts and the Ultimate Dance Academy were spotlighted at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens.02/23/2015 08:17 PM
Fit Kids February: Experts Say When it Comes to Fitness, Keep it Simple
Finding simple and fun ways to stay active is our final Fit Kids February Challenge.02/23/2015 07:39 PM
Fit Kids: Keeping Children Active While on Vacation
Taking a far-away vacation does not have to distance your family from its fitness goals. Valarie D’Elia filed has some tips for keeping your kids active while vacationing.02/23/2015 02:13 PM
Fit Kids: Brooklynites Learn Life Lessons in the Boxing Ring
You have to be in great shape to make it in the boxing ring. NY1's Roger Clark found that out first hand at a life-changing youth boxing program in Brooklyn, as part of our fit kids february coverage.02/20/2015 03:07 PM
Fit Kids: Making Friends and Staying in Shape with 'Sesame Street Live'
It's Fit Kids February on NY1, and some of our friends from Sesame Street really know how to stay in shape! NY1 parenting correspondent Shelley Goldberg spoke to them about how their new show 02/20/2015 12:53 AM
Fit Kids: Younger New Yorkers Lacing Up Skates for Full-Contact Roller Derby Fun
It's just a bit different than your typical team sport. The Roller Derby revival is going strong, and young players are lacing up the skates for some full contact fun.02/19/2015 03:22 PM
Fit Kids: Despite Cold, Staten Island Park Has Plenty to Offer
In below freezing temperatures a local park is making it easy for Staten Islanders to stay active this winter.02/18/2015 10:06 PM
Fit Kids: Former Champ Teaches Karate Kids in the Bronx
A world champion in karate is spreading his knowledge of mixed martial arts to kids in The Bronx. 02/18/2015 08:08 PM
Fit Kids: Students Score Dance Performance Before Nets Game
It was the performance of a lifetime for some Staten Island middle school students, who got to dance at Barclays Center before a recent Brooklyn Nets game.02/17/2015 10:22 AM
Fit Kids: Exercise Opportunities Can Be Found Anywhere
You don't have to be on a team or go to the gym to get a good workout.02/16/2015 10:32 AM
Fit Kids: S.I. Childrens Fitness Facility Keeps 'Em Moving
The cold isn't stopping some Staten Island kids from staying active as dozens have been waking up early every weekend to play at 02/16/2015 08:12 AM
Fit Kids February: Basketball Program Teaches Athletics, Life Skills
Raising fit kids requires a lot more than exercising their bodies. One program teaches student athletes valuable skills that will help them on and off the court.02/15/2015 05:31 PM
Fit Kids: Bronx Swim Program Making a Splash in Kids Health
A low cost swimming program and team is helping Bronx families develop healthy habits.02/13/2015 11:45 AM
Fit Kids: Classroom on Ice Keeps Preschoolers Active and Sharp
Staying fit starts at a young age for some Staten Island preschoolers. They take to the ice for one hour a day for lessons as well as a little fun. 02/11/2015 02:32 PM
Fit Kids: Children Get in on the Act at Circus Warehouse in Queens
If you love the circus, and many children do, there is a place in Queens where they can go to join the performers. 02/11/2015 09:05 AM
Fit Kids: Kid-Friendly Gyms Build Healthy Habits
This week's "Fit Kids Challenge" asks you to get rid of sugary drinks in your children's diet. But on top of instilling healthy eating habits it's just as important to get kids moving early.02/10/2015 09:13 AM
Fit Kids: Subway Also Connects on a Fitness Level
It's a subway system, not a gym, but as part of the station's continuing 02/10/2015 08:41 AM
Fit Kids February: Fitness a Strike for Kids Who Bowl
It may seem more like something you do on date night, but bowling can be great exercise. Hundreds of kids flock every week to a bowling alley on Staten Island for a fun workout. 02/09/2015 06:59 PM
Fit Kids: Staying Stylish While Working Out
As Fit Kids February continues here on NY1, many parents may be looking to set a good example for their kids. As our Stephanie Simon explains, sometimes finding the right 02/09/2015 01:43 PM
Fit Kids: Nets Kids Dancers Get Into a Healthy Groove
As the station continues it's 02/09/2015 11:07 AM
Fit Kids: Martial Art Inspires Fashion Designer's Collection
Fashion Week begins on Thursday and a local fashion designer is using a Brazilian martial art that combines acrobatics and dance to spice up his first collection. 02/09/2015 10:40 AM
Fit Kids: Tennis Lessons a Good Way to Stay Ahead of the Game
For some kids in Queens, staying in shape means being an ace on the tennis court year-round.02/09/2015 09:12 AM
Fit Kids February: Nonprofit Helps Young Adults with Disabilities Stay in Shape
Some Island teens are staying in shape with the help of one local non profit organization that provides services to hundreds of children and young adults with various disabilities. 02/08/2015 02:56 PM
Fit Kids February: Students Build Strength, Self-Esteem at Asphalt Green
A city nonprofit is giving kids the chance to participate in sports and exercise programs, with a special focus on encouraging girls to get involved. 02/07/2015 05:18 PM
Brooklyn Organization Gives Kids a Chance to Experience Hockey's Nonstop Action
The nonstop action of hockey means players get a serious workout, and an organization in Brooklyn is providing an opportunity for kids of all ages to hit the ice. NY1's Roger Clark laced up the skates for his latest Fit Kids February report.02/06/2015 07:36 PM
Fit Kids: Dance Workout Not Limiting for Those with Special Needs
Staying active is not always easy for children with special needs, but a physical therapist in Queens is making sure her patients get the right dose of exercise while living out their dancing dreams.02/06/2015 09:40 AM
Fit Kids: Aerial Dance Combines Art and Fitness
As part of Fit Kids February on NY1, our Stephanie Simon found out what attracts people to the aerial dance and fitness craze, and why it is a natural for kids.02/05/2015 07:20 PM
Fit Kids: Finding Free or Affordable Activities for Children
From playing in the park to swimming at the public pool, Time Warner Cable News' Tara Lynn Wagner looks at ways to keep kids healthy and active without emptying your pockets. 02/04/2015 07:53 PM
Fit Kids: Olympian Shares Love for Fencing with Children
NY1 parenting correspondent Shelley Goldberg spoke with U.S. Fencing Olympian Tim Morehouse about his love for the sport, and how he is sharing with children around the national through the program Fencing in the Schools.02/04/2015 07:53 PM
Fit Kids February: Badminton Serves Dual Purpose for Queens Kids
You might think of Badminton as a game played at picnics or the beach. For some kids, it's both serious fun and it gets the blood flowing. 02/04/2015 05:10 PM
Fit Kids February: Free Swim Lessons Make a Big Splash
Children in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan are learning how to swim thanks to free weekly swim lessons from Asphalt Green, which are a great way for kids to keep fit.02/03/2015 04:30 PM
Fit Kids February: Kids Strengthen Muscles, Mind at Fencing Academy
As we continue coverage of our month long Fit Kids Initiative, we visit New York Fencing Academy where NY1's Erin Clarke tells us kids are building their physical—and mental muscles. 02/03/2015 05:43 PM
Fit Kids February: Kids Toughen Up at Brooklyn Obstacle Course
A Brooklyn-based fitness company that has been whipping adults into shape with a military-style obstacle courses is expanding to help children, too. 02/02/2015 07:17 PM
Fit Kids: Robot Dance Partner Inspires Movement and Expression
NY1's Stephanie Simon talked to dancer and choreographer Huang Yi, who has created a new kind of dance that just may be the future – and the cool factor may inspire kids to try something new.02/02/2015 03:57 PM
Brooklyn Boulders Encourages Kids to Climb to Fitness
Sometimes, you may not want your kids climbing on things, but there's a place in Brooklyn where it's actually encouraged. 02/02/2015 02:59 PM
Fit Kids February: Brooklyn's Matchpoint NYC Offer Workouts for Kids Young and Old
Matchpoint NYC is a massive indoor sports complex in Gravesend in Brooklyn. There's a lot going on between tennis, swimming and what they call the kids' fitness challenge.02/02/2015 05:00 PM
Fit Kids: New Tech Toys That Get Children Moving
It may sound like a contradiction, but there are some tech toys that actually help kids get up and moving. Time Warner Cable News’ Adam Balkin takes us to the International Toy Fair in this Fit Kids February Tech Talk report.02/16/2015 06:42 PM
App Wrap: ‘Healthy Heroes,’ ‘Senda and the Glutton Dragon’
If your kids are going to stare at a screen playing video games, might as well get them hooked on games that’ll help them make better choices in the non-virtual world. 02/16/2015 12:42 PM
Fit Kids: Cutting Down Family Smartphone Use
As Time Warner Cable News continues its Fit Kids February coverage, a popular podcast is encouraging families to rethink and try to cut down their smartphone usage. 02/11/2015 08:11 PM
App Wrap: ‘Healthy Heroes,’ ‘Senda and the Glutton Dragon’
If your kids are going to stare at a screen playing video games, might as well get them hooked on games that’ll help them make better choices in the non-virtual world. 02/16/2015 12:42 PM
Fit Kids App Wrap: ‘Laser Tag,’ ‘The Walk’
Adam Balkin highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the weekly segment 02/09/2015 02:05 PM
Fit Kids: Using Tech to Encourage Healthy Competition
Karch Kiraly explains why he thinks technology may be a key to getting our kids up off the couch and exercising.02/04/2015 07:55 PM
Fit Kids App Wrap: ‘MotionMaze,’ ‘Eat-And-Move-O-Matic’
Our Adam Balkin shows us some apps that will get your kids moving and thinking about health.02/02/2015 02:41 PM
WEBISODE: Fit Kids February Experts Give Tips for Staying Active, Taking Yoga
This week, TWC News' JoDee Kenney spoke with Michael Scidmore, a program coordinator for the YMCA, for tips on what parents can do to get kids to exercise and stay active. Jodee also spoke to Krista Spohr, who teaches yoga at 365 FIT, about how yoga can benefit your kids both physically and mentally. 02/26/2015 01:26 PM
WEBISODE: Fit Kids February Expert Shares Ways to Reduce the 'Salty Six'
This week, TWC News' Julie Chapman mets with a chef who shows a few recipes to reduce the amount of salt in meals for you and your family.02/19/2015 12:56 PM
WEBISODE: Fit Kids February Expert Discusses Alternatives to Sugary Drinks for Your Kids
This week, TWC News' Julie Chapman spoke with a professor on how kids can cut out sugary drinks from their diets, plus Julie shows some of the Fit Kids February features.02/12/2015 12:20 PM
WEBISODE: Fit Kids February Dietitian Talks Healthy Grocery Shopping
Time Warner Cable News wants to help you get fit this February with our #FitKidsFeb webisodes. Each Thursday at 10 a.m. in February, we have an expert on hand to help answer your questions.02/05/2015 12:27 PM
Roger Clark: How I Spent My #FitKidsFeb
NY1's intrepid morning reporter Roger Clark spent Fit Kids February working -- and playing -- his way through the five boroughs. Here are some of the highlights.Friday, February 27, 2015 at 07:36 PM EST
Fit Kids Our Stories: Amanda Farinacci
NY1 reporter Amanda Farinacci shows us how she gets her daily workout inside her daughter’s playroom, and explains how a little bit of exercise makes a big difference in her life.02/25/2015 10:00 AM
Fit Kids Our Stories: Stephanie Simon
NY1 reporter Stephanie Simon explains how she gets her kids moving by using fun and free online workout videos.02/24/2015 10:00 AM
Fit Kids Our Stories: Tara Lynn Wagner
NY1 reporter Tara Lynn Wagner and her daughter Stella show us how they use their juicer to make healthy and nutritious drinks.02/23/2015 10:00 AM
Fit Kids Our Stories: Valarie D’Elia
Time Warner Cable News travel reporter Valarie D’Elia explains how she manages to stay shape while constantly on the road.02/20/2015 10:00 AM
Fit Kids Our Stories: Kim Winston
NY1 morning executive producer Kim Winston explains how she finds time to train for marathons despite having to wake up for work at 2 a.m. every day.02/19/2015 10:00 AM
Fit Kids Our Stories: John Davitt
NY1 meteorologist John Davitt explains why swimming is his family’s preferred workout. 02/18/2015 10:00 AM
Fit Kids Our Stories: Pat Kiernan
NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan shows us how he and his daughters stay active by shoveling and clearing the sidewalks of all of that February snow.02/17/2015 10:00 AM
Fit Kids Our Stories: Roma Torre
NY1 daytime anchor Roma Torre explains how she and her husband convinced their two-year-old son to start eating veggies again using something they called “Power Juice.”02/16/2015 10:00 AM

Fit Kids Take It From Me: Kenny Anderson
Take it from former NBA player Kenny Anderson, getting outside and moving is essential for staying healthy.02/13/2015 02:15 PM
Fit Kids Take It From Me: Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum
Take it from Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum of American Heart Association, there are ways working mothers can incorporate family exercise into their busy lives. 02/11/2015 04:15 PM
Fit Kids Take It From Me: Dr. Mary Bassett
Take it from city health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett, there are ways to incorporate exercise in your daily tasks. Walk while doing your errands and try some home exercises to make sure your body is active and feeling great. 02/10/2015 03:15 PM
Fit Kids Take It From Me: Mayor de Blasio
Take it from Mayor de Blasio, getting yourself and your family moving for even just half an hour a few times a week can make a big difference in how you feel. 02/06/2015 03:25 PM
Fit Kids Take It From Me: Gabrielle Reece
Take it from former professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reece, sticking to your workout and making sure you eat well and stay hydrated are keys to feeling better.02/06/2015 03:15 PM
Fit Kids Take It From Me: Victor Williams
Take it from actor Victor Williams, getting outside and moving can be lead to the most fun memories.02/06/2015 03:10 PM
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