By Louisa Paine This week is Folic Acid Awareness Week, so I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about this vital nutrient. Folic acid is a vitamin that everyone’s body needs to make healthy new cells. It’s especially important for a baby’s development, so it’s …Continue Reading It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week!
By Julie Forgit, Mass WIC Nutritionist With the holiday preparations behind us, I’m not very motivated to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. After all, wasn’t it just yesterday that I fed (and cleaned-up after) my entire extended family?? Now that the holidays …Continue Reading Batch Cooking Your Way into the New Year!
As you get ready for the hectic holiday season, we are reminded about important decisions that should take place before purchasing toys for children. Let’s keep children safe by following these toy safety tips: Avoid toys with small balls and parts for children under age …Continue Reading Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that 3 out of every 4 car seats are used incorrectly. Choosing the right car seat can be overwhelming. There are many models to choose from, such as convertible and “all-in-one” or “3-in-1,” forward-facing, rear-facing, and booster …Continue Reading Car Seats Recommendations!
By Cassandra Becker It’s nearing the end of summer and time for that last summer hurrah. But if you are like most families, it’s also time to start getting ready for your kids to go back to school. Summer offered lots of fresh fruits and …Continue Reading Back to School Already?? Quick & Healthy Lunch Tips!
By Jennifer Navaroli, RD, LDN and Kaitlin Barragan, RD, LDN “No broccoli for me! I don’t want anything green!” Sound familiar? Picky eating is a common frustration that many parents may struggle with at one point or another. Some may worry that their child is …Continue Reading Do You Have a Picky Eater in the Family?
Now that we’ve all finally recovered from the historic last winter, we can fully embrace the summer season and all that it has to offer – think farmers’ markets! We now have the option of enjoying time outdoors and checking out all the local produce …Continue Reading Melon Mania
By Kirsten Archer Fourth of July is here! And so is the season of outdoor eating — barbecues, grilling and picnics. Make the most of your summer celebrations with friends and family by having a safe meal wherever you are, whether in the backyard or …Continue Reading Grilling Goodness
We are finally approaching the season of summer fruits and vegetables. Summer produce is wonderful in so many ways and offers tons of delicious options for meals and snacks. It’s also a benefit that many summer vegetables can be eaten both raw and cooked, giving …Continue Reading More Peas Please!
As warmer weather finally arrives and windows are opened to let the breeze in, we often hear the grim news that another child has fallen out of a window to an untimely death or sustained serious injuries from a fall. The leading cause of injury to …Continue Reading Kids Can’t Fly! Learn about Window Safety