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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Take the T to Healthy Foods Posted on Aug 30

Take the T to Healthy Foods

Scott J. Soares Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources View Scott's Complete Bio August and September are peak season for Massachusetts local farmers’ markets which are now overflowing with summer produce at its best.  Last week, August 21-27, was Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week and there is   …Continue Reading Take the T to Healthy Foods

For Youth, By Youth: Community Transformation in Mission Hill Posted on Aug 24

For Youth, By Youth: Community Transformation in Mission Hill

 This is the first in a series of guest posts researched and written by five summer interns with the DPH Youth Violence Prevention Program. Their names are (l to r) Sanjay Raju, Lisandra Carranza, Amy Nwaobasi, Joseph Fox, and Imani Cosby. Have you ever taken a   …Continue Reading For Youth, By Youth: Community Transformation in Mission Hill

Celebrate Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week! Posted on Aug 24

Celebrate Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week!

Posted by Simca Horwitz Simca is a Technical Assistance Specialist for the Massachusetts Farm to School Project  Get ready for local tomatoes, sweet corn on the cob, fresh crunchy Macintosh apples, and cucumber dill salad! It's time for the fifth annual Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week, September   …Continue Reading Celebrate Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week!

Highlights from the August 10th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Aug 18

Highlights from the August 10th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This month’s PHC meeting featured a wide range of topics and discussions. Representatives of the Drug Control program in the DPH Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality gave a   …Continue Reading Highlights from the August 10th Public Health Council Meeting

A Note to Readers Posted on Aug 18

A Note to Readers

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Welcome to the newest category on Commonwealth Conversations: Public Health. The purpose of this latest entry is to highlight the work of the Public Health Council here at DPH. The Council convenes once a   …Continue Reading A Note to Readers

A Runner’s Thoughts Posted on Aug 16

A Runner’s Thoughts

    Posted by Brianne Beagan, an Epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health   I have been a runner for a few years now – but that wasn’t always the case.   I started out by jogging around my neighborhood –the more I jogged,   …Continue Reading A Runner’s Thoughts

Para una dieta equilibrada; aplique la fórmula del plato (ChooseMyPlate.gov) Posted on Aug 11

Para una dieta equilibrada; aplique la fórmula del plato (ChooseMyPlate.gov)

  Posted by: María González, Department of Public Health María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department   Durante la mayor parte de nuestras vidas se nos ha indicado que siguiéramos el gráfico de la pirámide nutricional para tener una dieta saludable. Sin   …Continue Reading Para una dieta equilibrada; aplique la fórmula del plato (ChooseMyPlate.gov)

A Former “Big Girl’s” Plan for Action Posted on Aug 8

A Former “Big Girl’s” Plan for Action

 Written by Katia Powell, a Doctoral student in Public Policy and an intern at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health    We’ve all heard that physical activity is “good” for us and has lots of health benefits. If everyone knows all that, why aren’t more of us   …Continue Reading A Former “Big Girl’s” Plan for Action

For Balanced Eating, Choose MyPlate Posted on Aug 2

For Balanced Eating, Choose MyPlate

  Posted by Claire Blais, a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  For most of our lives, we looked to the Food Pyramid ("MyPyramid") to show us how many servings we need every day from each of the food groups.  However, times are changing and so are   …Continue Reading For Balanced Eating, Choose MyPlate