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How do you know if your child is seeing clearly? Posted on Mar 28

How do you know if your child is seeing clearly?

Massachusetts law requires that all children have a vision screening or comprehensive eye exam done before starting kindergarten.  Many children experience vision problems and this can have an impact on their ability to learn in school and at home.  We wish and hope that our   …Continue Reading How do you know if your child is seeing clearly?

Slow and Steady Wins the Race! Posted on Mar 20

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

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!

National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 7

National Poison Prevention Week

Children are naturally curious and this can lead to them making some unhealthy choices inside your home.  As children engage in their daily exploration, they may be exposed to dangers in the home.  National Poison Prevention Week is an opportunity to raise awareness and prevent   …Continue Reading National Poison Prevention Week

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero! Posted on Feb 27

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

By Grace Ling and Meaghan Sutherland Here is a scene you may know well: you’ve come home late after a long day, peeled off your heavy winter layers, and now you’re trying to come up with an answer to, “What’s for dinner?!” We know that   …Continue Reading Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day! Posted on Feb 14

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

By Eliza Mellion, M.S. This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget that—thanks to the American Heart Association—February is American Heart Month! It can be hard to resist the chocolates, candy hearts, and pink-frosted cupcakes that this holiday brings.  While it’s fun to shower our loved ones with   …Continue Reading Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

Mindful Eating! Posted on Feb 7

Mindful Eating!

  By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Have you ever felt like you are eating or craving some foods when you aren’t even hungry? Do you go right to the fridge or pantry when you’re feeling stressed? Do you try to multitask when you   …Continue Reading Mindful Eating!

Super Bowl Picnic! Posted on Jan 27

Super Bowl Picnic!

Our much-beloved New England Patriots are contending for the Super Bowl again this year! And the big questions are…who will you watch the game with? What will the best commercial be?  And, let’s face it—what goodies are we going to eat? Back in the days   …Continue Reading Super Bowl Picnic!

Folic Acid for the Future! Posted on Jan 18

Folic Acid for the Future!

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!

Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions! Posted on Jan 9

Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s January.  And I can tell…not from the wintry weather or the after-Christmas sales…but from the number of prospective members I see getting tours of the gym while I’m trying to fit in my (less frequent than I’d like) workout. January 1st marks the start   …Continue Reading Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions!

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

Let’s Spice Up This Winter!

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!