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?
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
Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Department of Public Health. Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH. There aren’t too many holidays that are exciting to kids, but Halloween happens to be one of them. It is full of color, …Continue Reading Halloween Tricks to Stay on Track
Posted by: Lynn Beattie, Department of Public Health. Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH. October is the month of national celebrations. Just to name a few, there was Golf Day on October 4th, World Smile Day on October …Continue Reading Happy Food Day!
Posted by Lynette Desharnais. Lynette is a program coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Whether it’s a checkbook, a career or your family life, it’s likely you have at least one daily balancing act in your life. Keeping a …Continue Reading Calories: a balancing act
Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health For most of my life, I prided myself on being light with the salt shaker. It wasn’t until I started to learn more about …Continue Reading Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium
Lani Telian, Department of Public Health When it comes to expiration dates, there is a lot of confusion between the dates listed on food packages. This misunderstanding can cause you to get sick from eating foods with high levels of bacteria. Between “Use …Continue Reading Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates
Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Some people ask me if preschool is too early for teaching kids how to eat healthy and be active. My …Continue Reading MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more
Posted by Susan Svencer, MPH Susan is a Sodium Reduction Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health “Is sea salt really healthier for you than other types of salt?” I can’t tell you how often I am asked that question when people find …Continue Reading Salt: so many names, so little difference
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