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 16-23, 2016. One of the …Continue Reading Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time
Do you want to eat local, but don’t know where to start? CSAs—Community Supported Agriculture—could be the way to go! As a CSA member, you pay the farm before the growing season and when it’s harvest time, you receive a share of fruits and vegetables …Continue Reading Eat Local with CSA!
You may have heard a lot on the news recently about Zika virus. It causes an illness spread by mosquitoes carrying the virus. As of now, Zika virus has been found in mosquitoes in Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands. It has …Continue Reading Zika Virus and Travel: Advice for Women
Dillon, my Dalmatian, has been following me around all evening even though he knows that we go for a walk after dinner. Granted sometimes, when I’m home early, I like to take advantage of the daylight and we’ll head out before the sun sets. I …Continue Reading Walking to Recharge
By Louisa Paine The theme of National Nutrition Month this year is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right, a message that encourages us all to stop and enjoy our food. If you’re like me, sometimes food and mealtimes take a backseat to the rest of …Continue Reading National Nutrition Month…It’s Time to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!
By Rosylan Rojas Did you hear? February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! If there are any Star Wars fans reading this, you’ll be happy to know that this year’s theme is “Sugar Wars.” In honor of the campaign, here are some key ways you …Continue Reading Sugar Wars – Coming to a Household Near You!
I used to think that Halloween through New Year’s was the hardest time of the year to stick to my goal of eating healthfully, considering leftover candy from trick or treating, Thanksgiving dinner, holiday parties and gatherings—the list goes on and on. By the time …Continue Reading Happy Valentine’s Day…Made Even Happier!
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the Chinese calendar. It is usually celebrated for 15 days and is a time to reunite with family, feast on good food and relax from work. As a Chinese American, it is important to me …Continue Reading Year of the Monkey
Here in Massachusetts we’re heading into the dead of winter. Temperatures are getting colder every day, and many of us are cranking up the heat at home. That’s why it’s important to take steps now to make sure your home and family are safe from …Continue Reading Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning this Winter!
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.
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