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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

Helping kids move their way through winter Posted on Jan 31

Helping kids move their way through winter

  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

Focus on Folic Acid! Posted on Jan 9

Focus on Folic Acid!

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!