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Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer! Posted on Jul 24

Summer in New England is a brief but glorious time when many families experience a change in pace as schools let out and activities slow. Weeks that were once packed with classes, homework and practice are suddenly open for new activities. Whether these include summer   …Continue Reading Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer!

Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You — Fresh, Local Produce! Posted on Apr 25

Coming to a Farmers’ Market Near You — Fresh, Local Produce!

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 (sugar-free*) Posted on Dec 13

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*)

Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.

Newborn Screening: A Massachusetts Success Story for 50 Years Posted on Dec 10

Newborn Screening: A Massachusetts Success Story for 50 Years

In 1963, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to mandate statewide newborn screening to promote early detection and treatment of rare disorders that can threaten the health and development of newborns. At a State House ceremony yesterday, I was delighted to join Executive   …Continue Reading Newborn Screening: A Massachusetts Success Story for 50 Years

Get Involved-Get Kids Active! Posted on Sep 17

Get Involved-Get Kids Active!

In this age of technology you might find your kids watching TV, playing video games, online, or constantly texting. What ever happened to running outside and playing sports? If this is a memory of your childhood but not your child’s, it’s time to get active   …Continue Reading Get Involved-Get Kids Active!

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.

Keep it moving in small spaces Posted on May 2

Keep it moving in small spaces

  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.     If you think a small living space or yard means no room for physical activity, think again!   …Continue Reading Keep it moving in small spaces

A healthy lunch: This year’s hottest back-to-school fashion Posted on Sep 8

A healthy lunch: This year’s hottest back-to-school fashion

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health   All across Massachusetts, you can hear the school bells ringing again. If you’re a parent, you know what that means – busy mornings getting the kids ready and out the door with backpacks and lunch bags in hand.   …Continue Reading A healthy lunch: This year’s hottest back-to-school fashion