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The Year of Substitutions Posted on Jan 24

The Year of Substitutions

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health     This year, I’m basing my diet completely on subs.  Not footlong subs – I’m focusing on small substitutions. As a girl with strong family ties, and family values that are strongly tied to food, its been hard   …Continue Reading The Year of Substitutions

ChopChop Kickoff: Watch it here! Posted on Jan 17

ChopChop Kickoff: Watch it here!

Posted by:     Much to my dismay, I missed last week's ChopChop Kickoff Event that took place with Governor Patrick at Community Services, a social services agency in Jamaica Plain. Since then, all I've been hearing from my colleagues is how awesome the event   …Continue Reading ChopChop Kickoff: Watch it here!

Happy New Year! Posted on Dec 29

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Department of Public Health.   Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH.     New Year’s Eve is a time for reflecting on the past year. But more importantly, it’s an occasion to look forward to the coming year. Many   …Continue Reading Happy New Year!

Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable! Posted on Dec 13

Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable!

  Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.       When you have kids, pulling together a family meal can get stressful. Yet starting good eating   …Continue Reading Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable!

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point Posted on Dec 6

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point

  Posted by Rachel Tanenhaus, MPH Rachel is a Program Coordinator for the Healthy Aging and Disability Unit at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     It’s been two months since I blogged about starting the 14 Weeks to a Healthier You program at   …Continue Reading 14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point

Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference Posted on Nov 29

Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       More and more communities are making changes within their town or city’s walls that aim to increase healthy eating and active living. And for many Mass in Motion communities, making the healthy choice the easy choice   …Continue Reading Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference

Take MyPlate to Thanksgiving! Posted on Nov 21

Take MyPlate to Thanksgiving!

 Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.       The leaves are turning colors and falling to the ground.  The air is crisp in the morning, and you need to turn the heat on at night.  The   …Continue Reading Take MyPlate to Thanksgiving!

Smart Snacking Posted on Nov 17

Smart Snacking

  Posted by Lynette Desharnais. Lynette is a program coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health       Balancing your calories is never easy.  With a busy schedule, often we find ourselves extremely hungry by the time we finally have a chance to   …Continue Reading Smart Snacking

It’s November…Time to Think about Diabetes? Posted on Nov 8

It’s November…Time to Think about Diabetes?

Posted by: Terri Mendoza, MS, RD, LDN, Department of Public Health Terri is the Nutrition Education Specialist for the Massachusetts WIC Program.  Do you ever worry about developing diabetes?  Do you know if you are at risk?  Most importantly, did you realize that you can do   …Continue Reading It’s November…Time to Think about Diabetes?

Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s Posted on Nov 1

Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health   With the cold weather on its way and the Farmers’ Market season coming to an end, fresh produce is limited—and expensive—in Massachusetts. That means many of us will be looking at frozen and canned foods as alternatives to   …Continue Reading Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s