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October 24th is Food Day!

October 24th is Food Day! posted on Oct 21

This year is the 3rd annual National Food Day which is celebrated every year on October 24th. Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science and the Public Interest and promotes healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Last year, there were over 4,700 events across   …Continue Reading October 24th is Food Day!

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month!

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month! posted on Nov 4

Peanut butter is one of America’s favorite foods. It’s used in hundreds of different recipes, from Thai peanut sauce to classic peanut butter cookies. November 4, 2013 marks the 118th anniversary for the patent for peanut butter in 1895. Americans loves peanut butter so much   …Continue Reading November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month!

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Your Family this Summer!

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

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!

Fun at the Farmers’ Market

Fun at the Farmers’ Market posted on Jun 3

    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

Beantown, USA

Beantown, USA posted on May 28

Posted by: Kristie Fawkes, Senior Nutritionist/Breastfeeding Coordinator, Plymouth WIC Program     Are you a fan of beans?  If so, join the club!  And if not, don’t wait any longer to experiment and find ones you love.  The American Heart Association recommends eating at least 4   …Continue Reading Beantown, USA

Healthy Springtime Gatherings

Healthy Springtime Gatherings posted on May 20

    Posted by: Lynn Beattie, WIC Nutritionist       Springtime is in full swing – and with the weather getting warmer it’s time for barbecues and other fun outdoor festivities! Events like these can mean lots of different foods and desserts – here   …Continue Reading Healthy Springtime Gatherings

New Moms Get Moving for Physical Fitness & Sports Month!

New Moms Get Moving for Physical Fitness & Sports Month! posted on May 13

  Posted by: Terri Mendoza, WIC Nutrtionist   Many women have a hard time getting moving again with a new baby in the house. With the weather finally warming up and May being National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, it’s the perfect time to start.   …Continue Reading New Moms Get Moving for Physical Fitness & Sports Month!

Meatless Mondays?  Give It a Try!

Meatless Mondays? Give It a Try! posted on Apr 23

  Posted by: Terri Mendoza   Are you a meat lover?  Do you or your family consider a meal without meat to be…well, not really a meal?  While meats are a good source of protein, iron and zinc, they can also be high in fat.    …Continue Reading Meatless Mondays? Give It a Try!

April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month! posted on Apr 17

  posted by: Katie Gorodetsky – WIC's Immunization Coordinator   Did you know that autism affects 1 in 88 children, particularly 1 in 54 boys? Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. ASDs   …Continue Reading April is Autism Awareness Month!

Get Inspired by the Boston Marathon!

Get Inspired by the Boston Marathon! posted on Apr 9

  Posted by: Lynn Beattie – WIC Nutritionist         As we break free from the dreary winter weather, it’s time to get up, get out, and get physical! The warmer spring weather and approaching Boston Marathon make this a perfect time of year   …Continue Reading Get Inspired by the Boston Marathon!