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Is Having More Family Meals on Your To-Do List? Posted on Feb 13

Is Having More Family Meals on Your To-Do List?

By Camille Finn Missing those frequent family dinners that you had when you were a kid? You’re not alone. About half (47%) of parents say that they share fewer meals with their family than when they were growing up. There are lots of reasons why   …Continue Reading Is Having More Family Meals on Your To-Do List?

Getting Spicy with It! – Masala Rajamah Posted on Jan 23

Getting Spicy with It! - Masala Rajamah

Masala Rajmah means spiced kidney bean curry and is a popular north Indian dish!  It is a thick curry with red kidney beans and Indian spices to provide aromatic flavor.  This dish is packed with protein and fiber, and is a great meat substitute for   …Continue Reading Getting Spicy with It! – Masala Rajamah

Kick off the New Year with Folic Acid! Posted on Jan 5

Kick off the New Year with Folic Acid!

By Camille Finn Happy New Year! What are your plans for 2018? You may want to add getting enough folic acid to your list. Everyone needs folic acid to make healthy new cells, but it’s especially important for pregnant women. Adequate folic acid during pregnancy   …Continue Reading Kick off the New Year with Folic Acid!

Healthy Holiday Hosting! Posted on Dec 21

Healthy Holiday Hosting!

  By Terri Mendoza and Elizabeth Barth The holidays are a special time of year when you can spend time with loved ones—and, as we all know, that usually involves food! If you’re hosting a party for family and friends, a potluck is often a   …Continue Reading Healthy Holiday Hosting!

Happy Mealtimes Can Mean More Green Beans! Posted on Nov 30

Happy Mealtimes Can Mean More Green Beans!

Fall is here!  While the changing leaves and crisp air feel great, it’s also a busy time as we adjust from a laid-back summer to too many schedules to keep track of!  Many of you might find that at this time of year dinner time   …Continue Reading Happy Mealtimes Can Mean More Green Beans!

It’s Tomato Time! Posted on Sep 6

It's Tomato Time!

Just recently, the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Mass Farmers’ Markets, hosted the 33rd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest.  The contest was held in the amazing KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, courtesy of the   …Continue Reading It’s Tomato Time!

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat! Posted on Aug 23

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

By Kiara Roffo Now that summer is here and temperatures are rising, drinking water is even more important. During the summer months, I try to drink as much water as I can. I’m known for carrying around a water bottle everywhere I go! Our bodies   …Continue Reading Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat!

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State! Posted on Aug 1

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and Massachusetts has a lot to celebrate!  This year’s theme is sustainability and the importance of partnerships in promoting breastfeeding.  So this month, in particular, I am inspired by how our state has come together for a shared goal: to give   …Continue Reading Sustaining Breastfeeding Together…in the Bay State!

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats Posted on Jul 25

Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats

I love trying out exciting new food trends and ingredients in the kitchen! I do have to be careful sometimes because not all trends are good trends.  You may have heard the recent news regarding the popular ingredient, coconut oil.  In recent years, coconut oil   …Continue Reading Coconut Oil: Breaking down the fats

Water and Pool Safety Posted on Jul 11

Water and Pool Safety

Summer is a time to enjoy the sunshine but it’s also a time to protect children from harm with it comes to water and pool safety!  I know you can’t wait to take your child to the beach or pool to cool off on a   …Continue Reading Water and Pool Safety