Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. New ideas about nutrition flood our news feeds daily and sometimes make it difficult to be sure of best practices. Over the past few years, the noise surrounding sugar …Continue Reading Chew on this, Sweet Tooth: The truth about sugar and substitutes
Posted by: Katie Gorodetsky, Immunization Coordinator for WIC As warmer weather arrives and windows are opened to let the breeze in, we should all remember that screens are designed to keep bugs out and not children in. The leading cause of injury to children …Continue Reading Keep Children Safe Around Windows This Summer
As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-24-12 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-24-12 This week's flu report indicates low rates of flu-like illness in the state, consistent with typical patterns seen as flu season winds down. Click on either of the links above to see the full report.
Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS, with help from Amy Rojas, MPH Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Making healthy choices on a budget sometimes does not always seem …Continue Reading Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget
Posted by Sara Rattigan, Health Communications Specialist in the Occupational Health Surveillance Program. This April and May have been packed with events all about making workplaces safer for Massachusetts teens. First, Governor Patrick proclaimed May 2012 to be Young Worker Safety Month, an important reminder …Continue Reading Massachusetts Teens Speak Up About ‘Safe Jobs for Youth’
Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Nutrition Education Specialist with WIC Program Warmer temperatures are finally upon us, and it’s a great time to think of ways to be physically active with our families. Being active as a family helps children feel confident about themselves and …Continue Reading Warmer Weather = Outdoor Fun!
As Word doc: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-18-12 As PDF: Download Weekly_flu_report_5-18-12 This week's flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have dropped slightly since last week, as measured on a geographic basis. The report itself can be viewed or downloaded via either of the hyperlinks above.
Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. May is Mental Health Month, and today is Mental Health Blog Party Day. You might be wondering how mental health could be a party. Well, positive mental health is certainly something …Continue Reading Why I’m Blogging for Mental Health
Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program Asthma affects people of all ages. Yet, while there is a lot of literature out there about asthma in children, there’s a huge lack of information available on asthma …Continue Reading Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem
posted by: Lucy Costa, Vendor Specialist Being a mom is so busy these days, running from here to there. And somehow, we still need to manage to complete weekly tasks like making it to the grocery store to pick up food for the family. Do …Continue Reading Keep an Eye Out for WIC Shelf Tags at the Grocery Store!