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Preparing and Packing for Your Next Picnic! Posted on May 26

Preparing and Packing for Your Next Picnic!

  It’s finally that time of year where you can bring your family outdoors to enjoy the warm and sunny weather! Having a picnic with your family and friends is a great way to enjoy a meal, try new foods, and be outdoors.  Plus, packing   …Continue Reading Preparing and Packing for Your Next Picnic!

Cinco de Mayo Easy Layered Taco Salad Posted on May 5

Cinco de Mayo Easy Layered Taco Salad

By Chloe Davis With summer in Boston just around the corner, we have many reasons to celebrate: warm weather, sunshine, farmers’ markets…maybe even summer vacation! Make your fiesta the freshest one out there with this healthy layered taco salad. Have your children help you wash   …Continue Reading Cinco de Mayo Easy Layered Taco Salad

National Nutrition Month…It’s Time to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! Posted on Mar 4

National Nutrition Month…It’s Time to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

By Louisa Paine The theme of National Nutrition Month this year is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right, a message that encourages us all to stop and enjoy our food. If you’re like me, sometimes food and mealtimes take a backseat to the rest of   …Continue Reading National Nutrition Month…It’s Time to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!

It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week! Posted on Jan 12

It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week!

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!

Batch Cooking Your Way into the New Year! Posted on Jan 5

Batch Cooking Your Way into the New Year!

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!

Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday! Posted on Dec 7

Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday!

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!

Car Seats Recommendations! Posted on Sep 10

Car Seats Recommendations!

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!

Back to School Already??  Quick & Healthy Lunch Tips! Posted on Sep 1

Back to School Already??  Quick & Healthy Lunch Tips!

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!

Do You Have a Picky Eater in the Family? Posted on Aug 25

Do You Have a Picky Eater in the Family?

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?

Melon Mania Posted on Jul 8

Melon Mania

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