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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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. When you picture outdoor activities you can do with your kids, do you automatically imagine a warm, …Continue Reading Helping kids move their way through winter
Posted by: Terri Mendoza, MS, RD, LDN, Department of Public Health. Terri is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH. Are you looking for a new New Year’s resolution that’s easy, painless and will help protect you AND your growing family? Well, look no more! Since …Continue Reading Focus on Folic Acid!