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

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

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! Posted on Oct 25

Nutrition Tips for a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

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!

Pumpkin Fever – Not Just for Decorations Anymore!    Posted on Oct 19

Pumpkin Fever – Not Just for Decorations Anymore!   

 By Wendy Ng What do you think of when you think of pumpkins? I think of fall, and especially jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. But as you know, pumpkins are more than just for decoration—every time I go to the grocery store, there are more and more   …Continue Reading Pumpkin Fever – Not Just for Decorations Anymore!   

It’s Tomato Time! Posted on Sep 6

It's Tomato Time!

Just recently, the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Mass Farmers’ Markets, hosted the 33rd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest.  The contest was held in the amazing KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, courtesy of the   …Continue Reading It’s Tomato Time!

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat! Posted on Aug 23

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

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!

Pregnant? What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself & Your Baby Posted on Aug 7

Vaccines are an important component of a healthy pregnancy and there are a few things to you need to know to protect yourself and your baby from vaccine-preventable diseases. Women should be up to date on their vaccines before becoming pregnant, and should receive vaccines   …Continue Reading Pregnant? What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself & Your Baby

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State! Posted on Aug 1

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and Massachusetts has a lot to celebrate!  This year’s theme is sustainability and the importance of partnerships in promoting breastfeeding.  So this month, in particular, I am inspired by how our state has come together for a shared goal: to give   …Continue Reading Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection Posted on Jul 31

Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of   …Continue Reading Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats Posted on Jul 25

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats

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

Water and Pool Safety Posted on Jul 11

Water and Pool Safety

Summer is a time to enjoy the sunshine but it’s also a time to protect children from harm with it comes to water and pool safety!  I know you can’t wait to take your child to the beach or pool to cool off on a   …Continue Reading Water and Pool Safety