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Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Slow and Steady Wins the Race! posted on Mar 20

How to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals this National Nutrition Month! By Campbell Reiff It’s March, and you know what that means – spring is here!  March is not only the month for the change in seasons, but is also National Nutrition Month! This month, the   …Continue Reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Folic Acid for the Future!

Folic Acid for the Future! posted on Jan 18

We all know the common New Year’s resolutions this time of year: losing weight, getting more organized and catching up on sleep are at the top of many people’s lists!  But chances are, many women, in particular, are overlooking an important addition to their list:   …Continue Reading Folic Acid for the Future!

Let’s Spice Up This Winter!

Let’s Spice Up This Winter! posted on Dec 27

By Yinan Jia As we head in to winter, have you been wondering if there are healthier ways to enjoy some of the season’s favorites?  If you’re watching your salt intake, you might be surprised by the amount of sodium you are actually eating. The   …Continue Reading Let’s Spice Up This Winter!

This November, Don’t Take a Break from Managing Your Diabetes!

This November, Don’t Take a Break from Managing Your Diabetes! posted on Nov 15

By Terri Mendoza and Jocelyn Brault The holiday season can be a difficult time for people who are trying to keep an eye on what they eat and how active they are.  For the nearly 28 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, this time   …Continue Reading This November, Don’t Take a Break from Managing Your Diabetes!

Healthy Treats, or Tricks?

Healthy Treats, or Tricks? posted on Oct 25

By Meng Zhang It’s that time of year again.  Ghosts, goblins and (often) gooey treats!  Do your kids have a sweet tooth?  While it’s okay for them to enjoy some of their favorite treats once in a while, it’s always nice to try something different…and   …Continue Reading Healthy Treats, or Tricks?

Fall Harvest – Fruits and Veggies in Season Right Now!

Fall Harvest – Fruits and Veggies in Season Right Now! posted on Oct 5

By Lindsay Verraster Autumn in Massachusetts is a great time to visit a local farm or farmers’ market.  Many fruits and vegetables are in season right now—not just apples and pumpkins!  Massachusetts farms produce a wide variety of both fruits and vegetables, from Brussels sprouts   …Continue Reading Fall Harvest – Fruits and Veggies in Season Right Now!

Getting on the Kale Kick!

Getting on the Kale Kick! posted on Aug 24

Some food trends come and go (sun dried tomatoes, anyone?), but hopefully kale is here to stay!  The popularity of this leafy green has exploded over the last several years, and with good reason.  Low in calories and rich in vitamins C, A and K,   …Continue Reading Getting on the Kale Kick!

Going Red, White & Blue(Berry!)

Going Red, White & Blue(Berry!) posted on Jul 1

It’s hard to believe that it’s this time of year already!  With the July 4th festivities just around the corner, I’m really getting in the mood for the patriotic holiday.  I started thinking of ways to have a little more fun at my cookouts this   …Continue Reading Going Red, White & Blue(Berry!)

Summertime…and Meals Are Served!

Summertime…and Meals Are Served! posted on Jun 7

By Jenna Stefin For many kids, summer is the best time of the year. School and homework become a long lost memory as winter coats are traded for flip-flops and bathing suits. As the days get longer, there seems to be endless free time to   …Continue Reading Summertime…and Meals Are Served!

Vegetable Makhanwala

Vegetable Makhanwala posted on Apr 26

Back by popular demand, Kinnari Chitalia, RD, LDN, CLC, a nutritionist at the Dorchester North WIC Program, shares this mouthwatering favorite! This is a popular traditional dish in the northern part of India.  Its name refers to a creamy dish mixed with vegetables and aromatic   …Continue Reading Vegetable Makhanwala