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!
October 24th is Food Day! posted on Oct 21
This year is the 3rd annual National Food Day which is celebrated every year on October 24th. Food Day is sponsored by the Center for Science and the Public Interest and promotes healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Last year, there were over 4,700 events across …Continue Reading October 24th is Food Day!
Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke posted on Oct 20
Heart attack and stroke contribute to the 800,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease every year in the U.S. The burden to families and communities is devastating, and medical costs and lost productivity total nearly $1 billion per day. To address this crisis, the United States Department …Continue Reading Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke
Poison Prevention! posted on Oct 14
Children are naturally curious. They are bound to explore and wander around the house as they play and learn. It is important to know that sometimes children can become exposed to dangers in the home without being aware of what they are doing. Each year, …Continue Reading Poison Prevention!