Community supported agriculture (CSA) provides people with local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.
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).
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
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
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!
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
Posted by: Lynn DiTaranto, Department of Public Health. Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH. February 6th is fast approaching and always a great excuse to get together with friends and family. Let’s face it—we all like to enjoy the …Continue Reading Super Bowl Snacks
Posted by: Lynn DiTaranto, Department of Public Health. Lynn is a Nutrition Education Specialist with DPH. It’s December and holiday foods are on my mind (and maybe yours too). Making healthy food choices can be tough, especially where festive snacks and …Continue Reading Healthy Holiday Eating
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