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Do You Know What’s in Your Beverage?

Do You Know What’s in Your Beverage? posted on Jul 10

With so many beverages available in supermarkets and corner stores, it’s difficult to know what is good for us (and our kids!) and what isn’t.  Have you ever wondered if some of these beverages are as healthy as they actually claim to be? Labels on   …Continue Reading Do You Know What’s in Your Beverage?

Step in to Spring with Swiss Chard!

Step in to Spring with Swiss Chard! posted on Apr 10

By Stephanie Harshman and Terri Mendoza Spring is here and that means it is time to start getting excited for longer days, sunshine, and fresh, flavorful vegetables! One of my favorites is Swiss chard. Here is a quick look at this versatile leafy green! The   …Continue Reading Step in to Spring with Swiss Chard!

Start The Day Off Smart by Eating A Healthy Breakfast!  

Start The Day Off Smart by Eating A Healthy Breakfast!   posted on Mar 21

By Cara D’Anello We all know mornings are a busy time of the day. With the hustle and bustle of getting everyone ready for the day, it can be difficult to make time for a sit down breakfast with the family! But eating breakfast is   …Continue Reading Start The Day Off Smart by Eating A Healthy Breakfast!  

Get Ready—It’s National Nutrition Month!

Get Ready—It’s National Nutrition Month! posted on Mar 6

By Ben Graff March is here, which means…National Nutrition Month is here, too! This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ theme is Go Further with Food. You’re probably saying to yourself, what does that mean? Well, going further with food is about noticing the   …Continue Reading Get Ready—It’s National Nutrition Month!

Is Having More Family Meals on Your To-Do List?

Is Having More Family Meals on Your To-Do List? posted on Feb 13

By Camille Finn Missing those frequent family dinners that you had when you were a kid? You’re not alone. About half (47%) of parents say that they share fewer meals with their family than when they were growing up. There are lots of reasons why   …Continue Reading Is Having More Family Meals on Your To-Do List?

Happy Mealtimes Can Mean More Green Beans!

Happy Mealtimes Can Mean More Green Beans! posted on Nov 30

Fall is here!  While the changing leaves and crisp air feel great, it’s also a busy time as we adjust from a laid-back summer to too many schedules to keep track of!  Many of you might find that at this time of year dinner time   …Continue Reading Happy Mealtimes Can Mean More Green Beans!

Looking for Some Fusion? Try Our Fusion Indo Mexican Rice Recipe

Looking for Some Fusion? Try Our Fusion Indo Mexican Rice Recipe posted on Nov 2

By Kinnari Chitalia, RD, LDN, CLC, Nutritionist, Dorchester North WIC Program This is the era of fusion music, art and fashion, so follow me as we take a stroll down the road of a tasty and interesting fusion recipe!   This recipe combines the exotic flavors   …Continue Reading Looking for Some Fusion? Try Our Fusion Indo Mexican Rice Recipe

Nutrition Tips for a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

Nutrition Tips for a Happy and Healthy Halloween! posted on Oct 25

By Lisha Andrew Halloween is a fun time for families with children of all ages. It’s a day filled with celebration, superstition and, of course, candy—lots of candy. But don’t worry! Here are a few tips to enjoy the holiday without getting sugar overload. Watch   …Continue Reading Nutrition Tips for a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat! posted on Aug 23

By Kiara Roffo Now that summer is here and temperatures are rising, drinking water is even more important. During the summer months, I try to drink as much water as I can. I’m known for carrying around a water bottle everywhere I go! Our bodies   …Continue Reading Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats posted on Jul 25

I love trying out exciting new food trends and ingredients in the kitchen! I do have to be careful sometimes because not all trends are good trends.  You may have heard the recent news regarding the popular ingredient, coconut oil.  In recent years, coconut oil   …Continue Reading Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats