The mission of The Sylvia Center is to inspire young people and their families to establish independent healthy eating habits—so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.
Through these programs, children come to understand what food is, how it is grown, and, perhaps most important, that they themselves can choose to make good food for their own bodies. Learn more.
Year-round programs are held in community centers throughout New York City. Our after-school programs teach students about where their food comes from, how it is grown, and how to cook delicious simple meals with seasonal, local produce. To learn more about our programs in New York City, click here.
On-farm programs (May through October) connect children and young adults with the origins of food as they taste their way around our uniquely designed children’s garden. Students harvest vegetables and cook them into a fresh meal they eat while looking out over the farm and fields. Additional activities may include composting, a visit with the chickens, and a farm hike. To learn more about our farm programs, click here.