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Check with your doctor before becoming… sedentary?

Check with your doctor before becoming… sedentary? posted on Jan 26

  Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health   Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH. Growing up, my parents used to really get on my case to “quit fidgeting and just sit still!” Apparently, that might not have been the best advice. I   …Continue Reading Check with your doctor before becoming… sedentary?

Get 5-a-Day Without Throwing Money Away!

Get 5-a-Day Without Throwing Money Away! posted on Jan 18

  Posted by: Lynn DiTaranto, Department of Public Health.   Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.         Tired of paying high prices for fresh fruits and vegetables at the store? Do you often find yourself throwing your produce away because   …Continue Reading Get 5-a-Day Without Throwing Money Away!

Walking, and you thought it was just another way to get around.

Walking, and you thought it was just another way to get around. posted on Jan 10

 Posted by Ed Pomfred, R.N. Ed Pomfred is the Director of the Keep Moving Program, Healthy Aging and Disability Unit, MA DPH.   Have you been reading the latest news on walking? What could possibly be new in walking? I mean, it’s just one step   …Continue Reading Walking, and you thought it was just another way to get around.

The Power of Pomegranates

The Power of Pomegranates posted on Jan 4

    Posted by: Lynn DiTaranto, Department of Public Health.   Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.       Are you tired of the usual apples and bananas for a healthy snack? Give your fruit salad a punch and add pomegranates to   …Continue Reading The Power of Pomegranates

What’s the Deal with Vitamin D?

What’s the Deal with Vitamin D? posted on Dec 21

  Posted by: Lynn DiTaranto, Department of Public Health.   Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.       It seems like nutrition recommendations are constantly changing.  Even I – a nutritionist! – get confused and frustrated when one study seems to contradict   …Continue Reading What’s the Deal with Vitamin D?

Make your Holiday meals Healthy & Local!

Make your Holiday meals Healthy & Local! posted on Dec 16

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio     For a lot of us, the holiday season is associated with a time of delicious food and festive meals with friends and family. I think the abundance of holiday treats makes December   …Continue Reading Make your Holiday meals Healthy & Local!

Tis the Season!

Tis the Season! posted on Dec 15

  Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health   Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH. As the holidays approach (and, oh so quickly!) we may be overwhelmed with too many holiday parties, pressure to buy impressive presents for our friends and loved ones,   …Continue Reading Tis the Season!

Healthy Holiday Eating

Healthy Holiday Eating posted on Dec 7

  Posted by: Lynn DiTaranto, Department of Public Health.   Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.     It’s December and holiday foods are on my mind (and maybe yours too). Making healthy food choices can be tough, especially where festive snacks and   …Continue Reading Healthy Holiday Eating

Healthy Eating During the Fall Harvest

Healthy Eating During the Fall Harvest posted on Nov 4

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio Autumn in Massachusetts is one of my favorite times of year. As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, it is incredible to see the bounty of Massachusetts’ farms still going   …Continue Reading Healthy Eating During the Fall Harvest

Arlington School Bike Rack Installation Sets a Great Example

Arlington School Bike Rack Installation Sets a Great Example posted on Oct 25

Posted by: Gerry Bingham, Department of Energy Resources.   Gerry is a Senior Coordinator of DG programs and Assistance for Business for DOER.     Sometimes change isn’t easy.  Here at DOER, I spend my day helping businesses find ways to reduce their annual energy costs through the state’s new and   …Continue Reading Arlington School Bike Rack Installation Sets a Great Example