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Say Goodbye to Boring Burgers! Posted on Jun 29

Say Goodbye to Boring Burgers!

The Fourth of July is coming up—one of my favorite holidays.  Every year, I look forward to the fireworks and the barbecues, but I’ve gotten a little tired of the usual burgers I’ve been serving since 1776…okay, maybe it just seems that long!  While there   …Continue Reading Say Goodbye to Boring Burgers!

“Kids Can’t Fly: Window Safety for Warmer Weather” Posted on Jun 6

“Kids Can’t Fly: Window Safety for Warmer Weather”

Warmer weather is here and it is time to open up the windows and let fresh air in! Sadly, while spring and summer bring warmer weather, this time of year we hear about children seriously injuring themselves or even sometimes dying from a fall. A leading   …Continue Reading “Kids Can’t Fly: Window Safety for Warmer Weather”

Master Your Memorial Day with This Easy Recipe! Posted on May 26

Master Your Memorial Day with This Easy Recipe!

By V. Paige Murphy The warmer spring and summer months provide the perfect excuse to fire up the grill. Use this opportunity to try more seasonal fruits and vegetables available in your area. Fruits and veggies are high in fiber and packed with the nutrients   …Continue Reading Master Your Memorial Day with This Easy Recipe!

Got Too Much Fruits and Vegetables? Posted on May 9

Got Too Much Fruits and Vegetables?

How much food do you waste? Sadly, there are times when I throw fresh fruits and vegetables away because life gets too busy.  I want to share some of my tips for minimizing this drain on your food dollar. Make soup – I make soup   …Continue Reading Got Too Much Fruits and Vegetables?

Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! Posted on Apr 24

Don’t Fall Behind - Vaccinate On Time!

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 22-29, 2017. One of the   …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time!

Kids in The Kitchen! Posted on Apr 10

Kids in The Kitchen!

By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Looking for a chef’s assistant?  Give your child a healthy and nutritious start by involving them in the kitchen! Offering hands-on cooking experiences when they are little can help create a lifelong love of healthy foods.    Involving kids   …Continue Reading Kids in The Kitchen!

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!