This is a rough time of year for someone like me, as I try desperately to hold onto summer for as long as possible. I bristle at each and every reference to Labor Day, which now apparently serves as the bellwether of summer’s demise (it …Continue Reading HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?
Summer in New England When I think of summer — my favorite season, by the way — memories of summers past often come to mind. And my favorite warm-weather memories involve beach time with family, followed by a cookout. For me, there isn’t a better …Continue Reading Native Corn
The other night, my parents took me and my fiancé* out to eat. My mom likes to keep the conversation light, and as usual, asked questions like “what was your favorite memory as a kid?” and “what would you rather have, a beach house or …Continue Reading My Journey Back to Watermelon
This week is National Food Allergy Awareness Week, an opportunity to spread the word about the potential health impacts of food allergens. In Massachusetts, we’re proud of our status as a leader in educating both restaurant workers and consumers about food allergies. Here’s why. In …Continue Reading Massachusetts: A National Leader in Food Allergy Awareness
Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.
Ensuring the safety of our food supply is one of the key responsibilities of public health authorities at both the state and local levels all across the United States. With the recent news reports on an outbreak of foodborne illness in the Boston area, I …Continue Reading Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply
Last Thursday, we pulled up to the MDPH Southeast Regional Health Offices Building where two smiling faces came out to greet us. Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Pauline Hamel and Healthy Living Consultant Kim Ferreira then jumped into a car, told us …Continue Reading A Taste of New Bedford
Today's post comes from a guest blogger in Franklin, Ma. Kelly Sabini is a member of the Franklin Community Garden, one of many initiatives of Mass in Motion: Healthy Futures Franklin. Franklin's very first community garden, the King Street Memorial Community Garden, is located at …Continue Reading Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story
Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS, with help from Amy Rojas, MPH Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Making healthy choices on a budget sometimes does not always seem …Continue Reading Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget