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!
National Minority Health Month: A Focus on Oral Health posted on Apr 25
April is National Minority Health Month – a time for us to highlight the Department’s work promoting the well-being of racial, ethnic and linguistic minority populations throughout the Commonwealth. Spearheaded by our Office of Health Equity (OHE), all DPH programs strive to respond effectively to …Continue Reading National Minority Health Month: A Focus on Oral Health
Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! posted on Apr 24
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!
Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017 posted on Apr 21
The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even so, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so it’s not too late to get a flu shot …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017