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Monthly Archives: June 2013

It’s Blueberry Season! Posted on Jun 18

It’s Blueberry Season!

    One of the best fruits of the summertime season is the little but powerful blueberry. Not only are blueberries delicious, but they’re packed with antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, and help ward off harmful free radicals, which can protect the body   …Continue Reading It’s Blueberry Season!

Singing is Music to Your Ears, and Soul! Posted on Jun 18

Singing is Music to Your Ears, and Soul!

You don’t need to be a professional singer, or even have a good voice, to reap the benefits of singing. This isn’t American Idol – this is life – and we have to find what makes us feel good! I sing whenever and wherever I   …Continue Reading Singing is Music to Your Ears, and Soul!

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Your Family this Summer! Posted on Jun 17

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Your Family this Summer!

Warm Weather is here! With the school year ending around the corner, working parents all over Massachusetts may be starting to think about options for child care, summer camp, and family vacations. We all know how busy the summer can be and many families need   …Continue Reading Budget-Friendly Ideas for Your Family this Summer!

Problemas para dormir? Oito dicas para dormir melhor Posted on Jun 11

Problemas para dormir? Oito dicas para dormir melhor

  Precisa dormir mais? Assim como comer e respirar, o sono é uma função básica na qual, às vezes, não prestamos atenção. No entanto, o corpo nos avisa quando não dormimos o suficiente, e alguns sinais são o sono, a fome e, às vezes, a   …Continue Reading Problemas para dormir? Oito dicas para dormir melhor

Spotlight On: Quinoa Posted on Jun 11

Spotlight On: Quinoa

The hottest thing since couscous, many believe quinoa is just another trendy grain. But this bulbous seed actually belongs to a species of leafy plants in the “goosefoot family:” a close relative of spinach, the beet – and if you can believe it – the tumbleweed (roll on, outlaw).

Promoting Safe, Healthy Summer Jobs for Teens Posted on Jun 5

Promoting Safe, Healthy Summer Jobs for Teens

With school soon ending, many teens will be on the hunt for summer jobs. While work can provide many benefits to youth besides making money—opportunities to take on new responsibilities, learn job skills, explore future careers—it can also pose health and safety risks. Perhaps you’ve   …Continue Reading Promoting Safe, Healthy Summer Jobs for Teens

¿Debería ir al trabajo en bicicleta? Posted on Jun 5

¿Debería ir al trabajo en bicicleta?

Posted by: Gwen Stewart in the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Nunca pensé que sería una de esas personas que van al trabajo en sus bicicletas. No quería tener que estar esquivando los vehículos en calles muy transitadas. No quería llegar sudada cuando me   …Continue Reading ¿Debería ir al trabajo en bicicleta?

EGGcetera Etc., Framingham – A Healthy Dining Farm Stand in a Pan Posted on Jun 4

EGGcetera Etc., Framingham – A Healthy Dining Farm Stand in a Pan

Last month, I met up with Amanda Ryder of MetroWest Moves to get a taste of their Healthy Dining program, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

Fun at the Farmers’ Market Posted on Jun 3

Fun at the Farmers’ Market

    Posted by: Terri Mendoza, WIC Nutritionist   Do you have a hard time getting your children to eat their fruits and vegetables? Bringing them to your local farmers’ market may help! The farmers often have samples of fresh fruits and vegetables for you   …Continue Reading Fun at the Farmers’ Market