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Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash Posted on Dec 6

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

I can remember the first time my cousin told me about spaghetti squash. “It’s so easy to make and its just like eating spaghetti!!” she said. “Sort of!” she added. It only took me 3 years to take her advice on cooking one, and I   …Continue Reading Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat Posted on Oct 24

A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat

    If you’re living on the south shore near Weymouth, you may already know about Olympic Pizza. If you don’t, then add it to this weekend’s to-do list. The menu is full of the all the usual staples you’d expect: Greek-style pizza, fries, mozzarella   …Continue Reading A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat

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

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two Posted on Oct 2

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two

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Raise your glass of milk and cheers to June Dairy Month! Posted on Jun 6

Raise your glass of milk and cheers to June Dairy Month!

  Guest post written by Julia Grimaldi.  Julia is the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board Coordinator   Happy June Dairy Month! Did you know that milk is the top source of calcium in the diet? Experts recommend that you get at least three servings of dairy every   …Continue Reading Raise your glass of milk and cheers to June Dairy Month!

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

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?

The fantabulous egg Posted on Apr 10

The fantabulous egg

Posted by Anna Waclawiczek Anna is the Chief of Staff at the MA Department of Agricultural Resources (AGR)     A growing number of communities across the Commonwealth are “a-cluck” with backyard chickens, as  home hobbyists try their hand at raising small flocks of poultry. There   …Continue Reading The fantabulous egg

Decoding Sodium Labels Posted on Mar 20

Decoding Sodium Labels

Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health     Sodium is the main ingredient in salt. Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and put you at risk for heart disease and stroke.   …Continue Reading Decoding Sodium Labels

Farmers’ Markets…in February? Posted on Feb 7

Farmers’ Markets…in February?

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       That’s right! For all you fair weather market-fans out there, there are farmers’ markets up and functioning in the cold weather, too! Local farmers work all year long to produce fresh fruits and vegetables, and more   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets…in February?