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National Wear Red Day is Tomorrow! Posted on Feb 6

National Wear Red Day is Tomorrow!

Break out your red to support heart disease awareness. Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Join the fight to bring attention to this “silent killer” of women by Wearing Red on February 7.   The American Heart Association launched Go   …Continue Reading National Wear Red Day is Tomorrow!

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*) Posted on Dec 13

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*)

Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.

Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply Posted on Aug 1

Healthy Foods, Safe Foods: Working to Protect the Commonwealth’s Food Supply

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

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You? Posted on Jul 2

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You?

Community supported agriculture (CSA) provides people with local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.

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