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Kids in The Kitchen! Posted on Apr 10

Kids in The Kitchen!

By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Looking for a chef’s assistant?  Give your child a healthy and nutritious start by involving them in the kitchen! Offering hands-on cooking experiences when they are little can help create a lifelong love of healthy foods.    Involving kids   …Continue Reading Kids in The Kitchen!

Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education Posted on Feb 25

Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a long history of promoting policies and practices that support health and safety in early care and education settings. Recently the Department unveiled an updated Health and Safety in Child Care website, to serve as a clearinghouse of   …Continue Reading Promoting Health and Safety in Early Care and Education

Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun Posted on Aug 19

Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Take them to a farmers’ market! With more and more markets featuring demonstrations, music and other entertainment, it’s a great family outing. As an added bonus, bringing your children to a farmers’ market may   …Continue Reading Children + Farmers’ Markets = Fun

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!

Fighting Cabin Fever! Posted on Feb 19

Fighting Cabin Fever!

  About this time of year, snow has stopped being charming.  You and the kids just want to get outside and walk somewhere without bundling up and trudging through slush.  As creativity for indoor activities and winter meals runs low, TV and take out begin   …Continue Reading Fighting Cabin Fever!

The Greenway Posted on Sep 18

The Greenway

With apologies to Kermit the Frog, it is easy being green — or easier than it used to be, anyway. And a great way to be green in the Boston area is to take a ride, run, or stroll on the Neponset River Greenway Corridor. I’m   …Continue Reading The Greenway

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two Posted on Oct 2

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom of Two

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Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma Posted on Aug 29

Breathing Easy - Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma

Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program It’s no secret that physical activity during childhood is important for a healthy future. It’s also no secret that it is often easier said than done, thanks to our   …Continue Reading Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma

Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow Posted on Aug 1

Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow

   Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.   For over 13 years, Comfort Zone Camp has helped thousands of young people grieve, heal and grow. Comfort Zone Camp (CZC) is a nonprofit bereavement camp that transforms the   …Continue Reading Comfort Zone Camp Helps Kids Grieve, Heal and Grow

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