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
The village market’s teeming, once again with lively folk, as New England’s hardy souls are loosed from winter’s yoke.* If you’re like me, you felt as though winter would never end. And for those who relish wintertime, perhaps even they had a little too much …Continue Reading Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You — Fresh, Local Produce!
The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day, held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day wake-up call encouraging everyone to take the Diabetes Risk Test. This test helps find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Risk Test is …Continue Reading Diabetes Alert Day – Are You at Risk? Take the Free Test to Find Out
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 month, I met up with Amanda Ryder of MetroWest Moves to get a taste of their Healthy Dining program, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!
Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health Last Thursday, April 18th, I met up with a team of community health all-stars who have been paving the way for healthy living over the past decade. …Continue Reading Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining
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
Lani Telian, Department of Public Health Today, families are eating more and more meals outside the home. Restaurant foods tend to be higher in fat and calories, and are often larger in portion size than meals we eat at home. These foods may …Continue Reading Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Healthy Dining New Bedford