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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Vacation! Posted on Jun 26

Summer Vacation!

Posted by Tracy Evans, MPH, with help from Amy Rojas, MPH Tracy is a Program Coordinator at the MA Department of Public Health       With summer now upon us, many of us have plans to go on a family trip – whether it’s   …Continue Reading Summer Vacation!

WIC. We Know Breastfeeding! Posted on Jun 25

WIC. We Know Breastfeeding!

  Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Nutrition Education Specialist with WIC     Moms everywhere want to give their babies the best start in life.  Breastfeeding is an important first step, for both you and your baby.  You may have heard that sometimes getting started with   …Continue Reading WIC. We Know Breastfeeding!

Greens Beat the Blues Posted on Jun 18

Greens Beat the Blues

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Do you ever notice how your energy feels different when you're surrounded by nature versus concrete, or an office with no plant life? Plants are alive and literally breathe life into   …Continue Reading Greens Beat the Blues

Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner Posted on Jun 14

Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner

Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program   This Father’s Day, I want to give a shout-out to all the great Dads and Grandpas out there. Not only is this a time for us to show   …Continue Reading Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner

Highlights from the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jun 13

Highlights from the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and the consideration of two Determination of Need (DoN) requests. First, the Council voted to approve a DoN request   …Continue Reading Highlights from the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar Posted on Jun 13

Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar

  Lani Telian, Department of Public Health      If someone asked me if I wanted fruit containing over 200 seeds, I’d (not so) politely decline and settle for a less-complicated banana. But if that same person asked me if I wanted a strawberry, it would   …Continue Reading Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar

Kids and Veggies! Posted on Jun 11

Kids and Veggies!

posted by:  Lucy Costa, Retail Store Specialist     “Yuck! I hate vegetables!”  Sound familiar? As a parent, it can be stressful when your kids refuse to eat their veggies. But hang in there; this is all a normal part of them growing up, and it can take   …Continue Reading Kids and Veggies!

Raise your glass of milk and cheers to June Dairy Month! Posted on Jun 6

Raise your glass of milk and cheers to June Dairy Month!

  Guest post written by Julia Grimaldi.  Julia is the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board Coordinator   Happy June Dairy Month! Did you know that milk is the top source of calcium in the diet? Experts recommend that you get at least three servings of dairy every   …Continue Reading Raise your glass of milk and cheers to June Dairy Month!

Summer Fun Posted on Jun 4

Summer Fun

  Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Nutrition Education Specialist with WIC     Summer vacation is almost here and everyone is excited! Now that we have warmer weather and lots of in-season produce available, it’s easier to be healthy! Visiting your local farmers’ market, going blueberry   …Continue Reading Summer Fun