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SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate Posted on Oct 5

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health   Over recent years, the pomegranate has swum its way into the mainstream as a coveted superfood full of nutrients and vitamins. With a ½ cup of pom   …Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work Posted on Sep 27

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work

Posted by Tracy Evans, MPH with help from Lindsay Tallon Tracy is a Program Coordinator at the MA Department of Public Health     Once upon a time I used to be a very different person. I was the girl who would leave work at   …Continue Reading Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work

A Milestone for Moms and Babies! Posted on Aug 2

A Milestone for Moms and Babies!

Posted by: Ellen Tolan, RD, LDN, IBCLC   Just in time for World Breastfeeding Week, there is great news for moms and babies! Massachusetts has officially become only the second state in the US to be Bag Free! All birthing hospitals and centers in the   …Continue Reading A Milestone for Moms and Babies!

Is your company working on wellness? Posted on Jul 10

Is your company working on wellness?

 Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.         Each of us is given 168 hours per week.  Studies tell us we should spend 56 of them asleep, so really we’re talking about 112 hours a   …Continue Reading Is your company working on wellness?

Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar Posted on Jun 13

Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar

  Lani Telian, Department of Public Health      If someone asked me if I wanted fruit containing over 200 seeds, I’d (not so) politely decline and settle for a less-complicated banana. But if that same person asked me if I wanted a strawberry, it would   …Continue Reading Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar

Chew on this, Sweet Tooth: The truth about sugar and substitutes Posted on May 31

Chew on this, Sweet Tooth: The truth about sugar and substitutes

 Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     New ideas about nutrition flood our news feeds daily and sometimes make it difficult to be sure of best practices. Over the past few years, the noise surrounding sugar   …Continue Reading Chew on this, Sweet Tooth: The truth about sugar and substitutes

Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget Posted on May 24

Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget

  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

Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem Posted on May 16

Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem

Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program Asthma affects people of all ages. Yet, while there is a lot of literature out there about asthma in children, there’s a huge lack of information available on asthma   …Continue Reading Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem

May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure? Posted on May 8

May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure?

Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program   Do you know your blood pressure (BP) numbers? Most people don’t, and I didn’t know mine till recently. So what’s the big deal? As long as you feel   …Continue Reading May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure?

2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge Posted on Mar 29

2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health          Kicking off tomorrow and continuing through September 28, The Green Streets Initiative is redefining the phrase “healthy competition” in the workplace. The 2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge calls on Boston and Cambridge area organizations to abandon their   …Continue Reading 2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge