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Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise Posted on May 7

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     When’s the last time you hula hooped? I never learned how as a kid. But one day last year – in a very manic moment –   …Continue Reading Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

A Taste of New Bedford Posted on Mar 12

A Taste of New Bedford

    Last Thursday, we pulled up to the MDPH Southeast Regional Health Offices Building where two smiling faces came out to greet us. Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Pauline Hamel and Healthy Living Consultant Kim Ferreira then jumped into a car, told us   …Continue Reading A Taste of New Bedford

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story Posted on Nov 15

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

Today's post comes from a guest blogger in Franklin, Ma. Kelly Sabini is a member of the Franklin Community Garden, one of many initiatives of Mass in Motion: Healthy Futures Franklin. Franklin's very first community garden, the King Street Memorial Community Garden, is located at   …Continue Reading Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work Posted on Sep 27

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work

Posted by Tracy Evans, MPH with help from Lindsay Tallon Tracy is a Program Coordinator at the MA Department of Public Health     Once upon a time I used to be a very different person. I was the girl who would leave work at   …Continue Reading Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Healthy Moms at Work

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado Posted on Aug 14

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the Department of Public Health       There always seems to be a trendy new fruit or vegetable being advertised as the best thing next tosliced bread. But really, the avocado explosion is   …Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avocado

Keep Moving, all the way into Autumn Posted on Aug 8

Keep Moving, all the way into Autumn

  Posted by Ed Pomfred, R.N. Ed Pomfred is the Director of the Keep Moving Program, Healthy Aging and Disability Unit.        Sometimes, as people grow older, they can start to become less active. The truth is that, as an older adult, its   …Continue Reading Keep Moving, all the way into Autumn

A Milestone for Moms and Babies! Posted on Aug 2

A Milestone for Moms and Babies!

Posted by: Ellen Tolan, RD, LDN, IBCLC   Just in time for World Breastfeeding Week, there is great news for moms and babies! Massachusetts has officially become only the second state in the US to be Bag Free! All birthing hospitals and centers in the   …Continue Reading A Milestone for Moms and Babies!

My Journey back to Watermelon Posted on Jul 31

My Journey back to Watermelon

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health          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?”   …Continue Reading My Journey back to Watermelon

Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner Posted on Jun 14

Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner

Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program   This Father’s Day, I want to give a shout-out to all the great Dads and Grandpas out there. Not only is this a time for us to show   …Continue Reading Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner

Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar Posted on Jun 13

Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar

  Lani Telian, Department of Public Health      If someone asked me if I wanted fruit containing over 200 seeds, I’d (not so) politely decline and settle for a less-complicated banana. But if that same person asked me if I wanted a strawberry, it would   …Continue Reading Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar