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!
Did you know that milk is a local food? In just 48 hours, milk travels from the cow to a grocery store near you! Recently, a group of WIC nutritionists from across the state had the opportunity to visit Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, …Continue Reading Milk is a Local Food!
By Tracey Munson and Meaghan Sutherland The holiday season is on our doorstep, accompanied by an endless supply of gravy, fudge, gingerbread, and figgy pudding (okay, maybe not that last one). While enjoying some of these foods is something we look forward to every year, …Continue Reading Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season!
An extra set of hands in the kitchen can be really helpful… especially on holidays! This Thanksgiving, try holiday cooking with your kids as a fantastic family activity! When having a fun and memorable experience with food and nutrition, kids will not only become more …Continue Reading Holiday Helpers
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!
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Good dental hygiene is important for people of all ages but is particularly important for children and infants. It is important to begin an oral health and dental hygiene regime as soon as your baby is born. Dental Hygiene …Continue Reading Healthy Smiles for Life!
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?
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!
Nearly 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. 1 in 20 children aged 3-5 years old have vision problems that could result in permanent eye damage and vision loss if left untreated. How do you know if your child is seeing clearly? Here are things …Continue Reading Seeing Clearly! – Your Child’s Vision
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