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My Journey Back to Watermelon Posted on Jul 25

My Journey Back to Watermelon

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?” and “what would you rather have, a beach house or   …Continue Reading My Journey Back to Watermelon

Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston Posted on Jul 15

If you’re trying to find a fun way to get in shape this summer, you’re in luck! There are tons of great opportunities for free exercise programs in Boston this summer, available through the Esplanade Association, from July 8, 2013 until August 30, 2013 —   …Continue Reading Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston

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

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

Farmers’ Markets…in February? Posted on Feb 7

Farmers’ Markets…in February?

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       That’s right! For all you fair weather market-fans out there, there are farmers’ markets up and functioning in the cold weather, too! Local farmers work all year long to produce fresh fruits and vegetables, and more   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets…in February?

The Year of Substitutions Posted on Jan 24

The Year of Substitutions

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health     This year, I’m basing my diet completely on subs.  Not footlong subs – I’m focusing on small substitutions. As a girl with strong family ties, and family values that are strongly tied to food, its been hard   …Continue Reading The Year of Substitutions

Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference Posted on Nov 29

Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health       More and more communities are making changes within their town or city’s walls that aim to increase healthy eating and active living. And for many Mass in Motion communities, making the healthy choice the easy choice   …Continue Reading Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference

Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s Posted on Nov 1

Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health   With the cold weather on its way and the Farmers’ Market season coming to an end, fresh produce is limited—and expensive—in Massachusetts. That means many of us will be looking at frozen and canned foods as alternatives to   …Continue Reading Different Season, Different Grocery Aisle: Canned and Frozen F&V’s

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates Posted on Sep 27

Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates

Lani Telian, Department of Public Health     When it comes to expiration dates, there is a lot of confusion between the dates listed on food packages. This misunderstanding can cause you to get sick from eating foods with high levels of bacteria. Between “Use   …Continue Reading Keep it Safe: Know your expiration dates

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