Heart attack and stroke contribute to the 800,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease every year in the U.S. The burden to families and communities is devastating, and medical costs and lost productivity total nearly $1 billion per day. To address this crisis, the United States Department …Continue Reading Million Hearts — Working to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke
This is a rough time of year for someone like me, as I try desperately to hold onto summer for as long as possible. I bristle at each and every reference to Labor Day, which now apparently serves as the bellwether of summer’s demise (it …Continue Reading HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?
Summer in New England When I think of summer — my favorite season, by the way — memories of summers past often come to mind. And my favorite warm-weather memories involve beach time with family, followed by a cookout. For me, there isn’t a better …Continue Reading Native Corn
The other night, my parents took me and my fiancé* out to eat. My mom likes to keep the conversation light, and as usual, asked questions like “what was your favorite memory as a kid?” and “what would you rather have, a beach house or …Continue Reading My Journey Back to Watermelon
The village market’s teeming, once again with lively folk, as New England’s hardy souls are loosed from winter’s yoke.* If you’re like me, you felt as though winter would never end. And for those who relish wintertime, perhaps even they had a little too much …Continue Reading Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You — Fresh, Local Produce!
Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.
Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS, with help from Amy Rojas, MPH Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Making healthy choices on a budget sometimes does not always seem …Continue Reading Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget
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
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