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!
The Importance of Hand Washing! posted on Nov 30
I spent the weekend preparing the house for Thanksgiving. In a drawer, I came across a bar of soap in the shape of a duck that I had received years ago. I had never used it because it wasn’t scented and it seemed too cute …Continue Reading The Importance of Hand Washing!
Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015 posted on Nov 27
Rates of flu-like illness remain at low levels in the Commonwealth, according to the latest weekly flu report. We can expect these numbers to rise in the weeks and months ahead, however, so now’s the time to get your flu shot if you haven’t done …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015
Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting posted on Nov 23
“Since passage of the Massachusetts Act to Relative to Needlestick Injury Prevention, measurable progress has been made, but significant work remains in our efforts to eradicate preventable sharps injuries. Unfortunately, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of the burden of these potentially life-changing exposures. …Continue Reading Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting