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MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest! Posted on Feb 26

MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest!

Posted by Lauren Robinson Lauren works with the Safe Routes to School program of the MA Department of Transportation     MassDOT's Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program is partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to launch   …Continue Reading MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest!

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality Posted on Dec 11

A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     Picture this. You’re on the go, you’re really short on cash, and you’re hungry. The closest, quickest, and cheapest option is your local convenience store. You   …Continue Reading A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash Posted on Dec 6

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

I can remember the first time my cousin told me about spaghetti squash. “It’s so easy to make and its just like eating spaghetti!!” she said. “Sort of!” she added. It only took me 3 years to take her advice on cooking one, and I   …Continue Reading Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

Clearing the Path to Fall River’s Cook Pond Posted on Nov 29

Clearing the Path to Fall River’s Cook Pond

Sometimes natural resources for physical activity and recreation are sitting idle in your own backyard – just waiting for a path to be cleared so you can access it! This was the case for Cook Pond; resting with a 3 mile circumference in the South End of Fall River, MA. Until recently, it had been a hidden gem completely surrounded by an old Mill building, housing, high rises, and Henry Lord Middle School.

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story Posted on Nov 15

Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story

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

Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul Posted on Nov 8

Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Have you ever experienced that “helper’s high” after helping someone out or doing a good deed? You know, that feeling similar to a great workout or a long hug? I sure   …Continue Reading Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul

A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat Posted on Oct 24

A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat

    If you’re living on the south shore near Weymouth, you may already know about Olympic Pizza. If you don’t, then add it to this weekend’s to-do list. The menu is full of the all the usual staples you’d expect: Greek-style pizza, fries, mozzarella   …Continue Reading A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat

Five Mood-Boosting Foods Posted on Oct 17

Five Mood-Boosting Foods

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Do you notice how certain foods affect your mood? What we eat has a profound effect on our bodies, both physically and mentally. I always feel like I have a better   …Continue Reading Five Mood-Boosting Foods

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate Posted on Oct 5

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health   Over recent years, the pomegranate has swum its way into the mainstream as a coveted superfood full of nutrients and vitamins. With a ½ cup of pom   …Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate

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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