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Helping kids move their way through winter Posted on Jan 31

Helping kids move their way through winter

  Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     When you picture outdoor activities you can do with your kids, do you automatically imagine a warm,   …Continue Reading Helping kids move their way through winter

MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more Posted on Sep 20

MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more

 Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.   Some people ask me if preschool is too early for teaching kids how to eat healthy and be active. My   …Continue Reading MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more

A healthy lunch: This year’s hottest back-to-school fashion Posted on Sep 8

A healthy lunch: This year’s hottest back-to-school fashion

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health   All across Massachusetts, you can hear the school bells ringing again. If you’re a parent, you know what that means – busy mornings getting the kids ready and out the door with backpacks and lunch bags in hand.   …Continue Reading A healthy lunch: This year’s hottest back-to-school fashion