The WIC Nutrition Program has changed and evolved over the last several years. Forty years ago, our focus was providing subsidized formula to mothers. Today, we focus on nutrition, health, breastfeeding support and wellness. Since the introduction of the improved food package in 2009, WIC …Continue Reading This is not your Mother’s WIC Program.
By Louisa Paine This week is Folic Acid Awareness Week, so I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about this vital nutrient. Folic acid is a vitamin that everyone’s body needs to make healthy new cells. It’s especially important for a baby’s development, so it’s …Continue Reading It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week!
By Julie Forgit, Mass WIC Nutritionist With the holiday preparations behind us, I’m not very motivated to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. After all, wasn’t it just yesterday that I fed (and cleaned-up after) my entire extended family?? Now that the holidays …Continue Reading Batch Cooking Your Way into the New Year!
By Rachel Colchamiro, Director of Nutrition – WIC Program It’s December. It’s cold…at least it’s getting there, anyway. And it’s dark. No wonder people have a hard time getting exercise at this time of year! Staying physically active in the winter takes some effort for …Continue Reading Baby, It’s Cold Outside…But Let’s Play Anyway!
By Terri Mendoza and Louisa Paine The holiday season is right around the corner. This can be a challenging time for people when it comes to keeping up with physical activity and eating healthy meals and snacks. Luckily, there are some things you can do …Continue Reading Making Holiday Parties Healthier!
As you get ready for the hectic holiday season, we are reminded about important decisions that should take place before purchasing toys for children. Let’s keep children safe by following these toy safety tips: Avoid toys with small balls and parts for children under age …Continue Reading Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday!
I spent the weekend preparing the house for Thanksgiving. In a drawer, I came across a bar of soap in the shape of a duck that I had received years ago. I had never used it because it wasn’t scented and it seemed too cute …Continue Reading The Importance of Hand Washing!
By Terri Mendoza and Gina Davin Thanksgiving is a time for food, thanks, love, family, friends, and more food. As wonderful as this time of year is, unfortunately it’s easy to get carried away with all of the holiday specialties and end up eating more …Continue Reading Eat Well by Eating Smart this Thanksgiving!
Can you believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping and have a full list of deserving family and friends. One way to make the shopping day easier is to take a break to recharge and have …Continue Reading Smart Eating While On the Go!
November is National Diabetes Month—talk about perfect timing! If your household is like mine, by now you have more than a few Halloween treats lingering in the kitchen, and you’re looking forward to more holiday goodies with Thanksgiving and beyond. And as if there weren’t …Continue Reading National Diabetes Month…Time for a Healthier Lifestyle!
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