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Staying Healthy During Pregnancy! Posted on Nov 25

Staying Healthy During Pregnancy!

By Suzi Hinck, Graduate Student, Case Western Reserve University and Dietetic Intern, Massachusetts WIC Program Are you pregnant?  Congratulations!  So am I!  It’s an exciting and busy time between thinking of names, buying baby clothes, books, and toys, and thinking ahead to my baby’s arrival.   …Continue Reading Staying Healthy During Pregnancy!

You Can Prevent Birth Defects! Posted on Jan 7

You Can Prevent Birth Defects!

Did you know that many birth defects are preventable?  Every January, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network makes that message loud and clear by promoting January as Birth Defects Prevention Month.  It’s important information to know, since birth defects are:  ·         Common: 1 in every   …Continue Reading You Can Prevent Birth Defects!

Focus on Folic Acid! Posted on Jan 9

Focus on Folic Acid!

Posted by: Terri Mendoza, MS, RD, LDN, Department of Public Health. Terri is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.   Are you looking for a new New Year’s resolution that’s easy, painless and will help protect you AND your growing family?  Well, look no more!  Since   …Continue Reading Focus on Folic Acid!