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Summer Meal Programs for Families in Need Posted on Jul 10

Summer Meal Programs for Families in Need

More than 229,170 Massachusetts children live in food-insecure households. Without school meals to depend on, food insecurity can rise as the summer approaches. Since 1968, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has provided food assistance for low-income families in Massachusetts. The program provides free, nutritious   …Continue Reading Summer Meal Programs for Families in Need

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right during National Nutrition Month Posted on Mar 6

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right during National Nutrition Month

Nutrition is an important component to our health, but it’s often difficult to address in a hectic world that makes junk food and large portion sizes more convenient and appealing than healthy alternatives. More than half of adults and one in four high school and middle   …Continue Reading Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right during National Nutrition Month

Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future Posted on Sep 3

Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, an initiative to help bring attention to the issue of childhood obesity that has grown over the past several decades in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than   …Continue Reading Addressing Childhood Obesity for a Healthier Future

Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College Posted on Aug 15

Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College

Young adults might see college as an opportunity to get a taste of the freedom they’ve been craving, but what might be overlooked is that freedom comes with responsibilities. In college, being responsible doesn’t just mean doing your homework or getting to classes on time,   …Continue Reading Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College

The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents Posted on Aug 8

The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents

The end of the summer is approaching, which means that the start of classes for elementary and secondary schools is almost here. Whether you’re sending your children off to school for the first time or a seasoned pro at packing lunches and getting them to   …Continue Reading The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents