Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health
Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH
Fruit and Veggie Wraps There is a new creation out in the world of food. Fruit and veggie wraps. These wraps come is a variety of flavors including mango, tomato-basil, and carrot-ginger. They are meltable sheets that are supposedly easy to work with and can be wrapped around just about anything. But many questions come to mind for me. Is this something that is enticing to eat? Should these wraps be considered a serving of fruit and/or vegetables? Would these wraps help an otherwise picky eater to try new foods? Would these wraps speed up food preparation or encourage families to make more foods from home? And are they worth the price? Check out the article at the hyperlink above and let us know what you think!
Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017 posted on Jan 13
The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past 7 days. But flu can be unpredictable, and we’re not likely to see the peak of flu season until February or even March. So if you haven’t gotten a …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017
Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 11
The first monthly PHC meeting of 2017 featured one Determination of Need (DoN) request, votes on two final amendments to regulations, and an informational briefing on proposed guidelines associated with the Determination of Need program. First, the Council took up a DoN application from Baystate Medical …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting
Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions! posted on Jan 9
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!