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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

Halloween Tricks to Stay on Track Posted on Oct 28

Halloween Tricks to Stay on Track

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

Happy Food Day! Posted on Oct 24

Happy Food Day!

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!

Calories: a balancing act Posted on Oct 18

Calories: a balancing act

  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

Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium Posted on Oct 11

Compare Labels, Choose Less Sodium

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

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates Posted on Sep 27

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates

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