The hottest thing since couscous, many believe quinoa is just another trendy grain. But this bulbous seed actually belongs to a species of leafy plants in the “goosefoot family:” a close relative of spinach, the beet – and if you can believe it – the tumbleweed (roll on, outlaw).
Last month, I met up with Amanda Ryder of MetroWest Moves to get a taste of their Healthy Dining program, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!
Going for a walk is always nice, but I tend to get bored looking at paved sidewalks. That’s why I love hiking: walking 2.0 with a whole lot of adventure.
Do you take the stairs? I mean, most of us use stairs at some point, usually because we have to. But when faced with a choice between climbing stairs and cruising on the elevator, which way do you go? As we’re about to …Continue Reading Are you up for the climb?
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
Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health Last Thursday, April 18th, I met up with a team of community health all-stars who have been paving the way for healthy living over the past decade. …Continue Reading Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining
Posted by Price Armstrong Price is the Programs Director at MassBike The month of May – Bike Month – is almost here. That means that Bay State Bike Week is just around the corner. We’ve already started getting events submitted for …Continue Reading Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!
Martha’s Vineyard (MV) public school students who are chowing down on roasted potatoes with rosemary, purple and orange sweet potatoes and black bean salad may not know it, but they’re a part of a larger plan MV has to transform school lunches. The …Continue Reading Martha’s Vineyard Harvest of the Month Program
Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Consultant at the MA Department of Public Health On Wednesday, April 3, dedicated leaders from state and municipal agencies and community organizations gathered at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Mass., for the 2013 …Continue Reading Mass in Motion Action Institute: Building Healthier Communities
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