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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!

Milk is a Local Food! Posted on Dec 14

Milk is a Local Food!

  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!

Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season! Posted on Nov 29

Keeping the Balance During the Holiday Season!

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!

Holiday Helpers Posted on Nov 22

Holiday Helpers

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

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

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

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 Smiles for Life! Posted on Nov 1

Healthy Smiles for Life!

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!

Healthy Treats, or Tricks? Posted on Oct 25

Healthy Treats, or Tricks?

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?