Posted by: Terri Mendoza, WIC Nutritionist Do you have a hard time getting your children to eat their fruits and vegetables? Bringing them to your local farmers’ market may help! The farmers often have samples of fresh fruits and vegetables for you …Continue Reading Fun at the Farmers’ Market
Posted by: Kristie Fawkes, Senior Nutritionist/Breastfeeding Coordinator, Plymouth WIC Program Are you a fan of beans? If so, join the club! And if not, don’t wait any longer to experiment and find ones you love. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least 4 …Continue Reading Beantown, USA
Posted by: Lynn Beattie, WIC Nutritionist Springtime is in full swing – and with the weather getting warmer it’s time for barbecues and other fun outdoor festivities! Events like these can mean lots of different foods and desserts – here …Continue Reading Healthy Springtime Gatherings
Posted by: Terri Mendoza, WIC Nutrtionist Many women have a hard time getting moving again with a new baby in the house. With the weather finally warming up and May being National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, it’s the perfect time to start. …Continue Reading New Moms Get Moving for Physical Fitness & Sports Month!
There was a time when it was the norm for families to end the day by sharing a meal together. For some families, this tradition lives on. But for others, it’s becoming more and more difficult to have a family meal together because of hectic …Continue Reading Making Time for Family Meals
Posted by: Terri Mendoza Are you a meat lover? Do you or your family consider a meal without meat to be…well, not really a meal? While meats are a good source of protein, iron and zinc, they can also be high in fat. …Continue Reading Meatless Mondays? Give It a Try!
posted by: Katie Gorodetsky – WIC's Immunization Coordinator Did you know that autism affects 1 in 88 children, particularly 1 in 54 boys? Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. ASDs …Continue Reading April is Autism Awareness Month!
Posted by: Lynn Beattie – WIC Nutritionist As we break free from the dreary winter weather, it’s time to get up, get out, and get physical! The warmer spring weather and approaching Boston Marathon make this a perfect time of year …Continue Reading Get Inspired by the Boston Marathon!
Posted by: Julie Schaeffer Many families with young children enjoy exploring herbs because of their pleasant and surprising tastes and smells. Herbs are easy to grow, too. A window sill that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight makes a garden site. If …Continue Reading Thumbs Up! Develop a Green Thumb in a Window Garden This Spring!
Posted by: Monica Reyes, WIC Nutritionist Have you tried to be adventurous when it comes to preparing meals for your family? Herbs and spices can help! Studies have shown that the benefits of herbs and spices go far beyond aroma and taste. Many …Continue Reading Add a Little Spice to Your Life!