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!
Making Your Summer POP! posted on Jul 19
Few things are better than an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day! I have vivid memories from my childhood running around through the sprinkler and various neighbors’ yards enjoying the summer sun. At that age, having a messy red ring around your mouth from …Continue Reading Making Your Summer POP!
Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces posted on Jul 18
Wellness programs are good for business. They can lead to better performing workers, lower absenteeism and decreased healthcare and insurance costs. Now, small businesses can be rewarded for these efforts! The Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit Incentive gives small businesses in Massachusetts a state tax credit …Continue Reading Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces
Climate and Health: We Track That! posted on Jul 15
Extreme heat events are one of the most common causes of weather-related deaths in the United States – and the number of heat-related deaths is rising. More frequent and severe heat waves are likely to occur as climate change continues to change weather patterns. These …Continue Reading Climate and Health: We Track That!