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National Poison Prevention Week Posted on Mar 7

National Poison Prevention Week

Children are naturally curious and this can lead to them making some unhealthy choices inside your home.  As children engage in their daily exploration, they may be exposed to dangers in the home.  National Poison Prevention Week is an opportunity to raise awareness and prevent   …Continue Reading National Poison Prevention Week

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero! Posted on Feb 27

Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

By Grace Ling and Meaghan Sutherland Here is a scene you may know well: you’ve come home late after a long day, peeled off your heavy winter layers, and now you’re trying to come up with an answer to, “What’s for dinner?!” We know that   …Continue Reading Meet the Slow Cooker, Your New Weeknight Hero!

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day! Posted on Feb 14

Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

By Eliza Mellion, M.S. This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget that—thanks to the American Heart Association—February is American Heart Month! It can be hard to resist the chocolates, candy hearts, and pink-frosted cupcakes that this holiday brings.  While it’s fun to shower our loved ones with   …Continue Reading Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day!

Mindful Eating! Posted on Feb 7

Mindful Eating!

  By Federika Garcia Muchacho and Meaghan Sutherland Have you ever felt like you are eating or craving some foods when you aren’t even hungry? Do you go right to the fridge or pantry when you’re feeling stressed? Do you try to multitask when you   …Continue Reading Mindful Eating!

Folic Acid for the Future! Posted on Jan 18

Folic Acid for the Future!

We all know the common New Year’s resolutions this time of year: losing weight, getting more organized and catching up on sleep are at the top of many people’s lists!  But chances are, many women, in particular, are overlooking an important addition to their list:   …Continue Reading Folic Acid for the Future!

Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions! Posted on Jan 9

Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s January.  And I can tell…not from the wintry weather or the after-Christmas sales…but from the number of prospective members I see getting tours of the gym while I’m trying to fit in my (less frequent than I’d like) workout. January 1st marks the start   …Continue Reading Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Milk is a Local Food! Posted on Dec 14

Milk is a Local Food!

  Did you know that milk is a local food? In just 48 hours, milk travels from the cow to a grocery store near you! Recently, a group of WIC nutritionists from across the state had the opportunity to visit Great Brook Farm in Carlisle,   …Continue Reading Milk is a Local Food!

This November, Don’t Take a Break from Managing Your Diabetes! Posted on Nov 15

This November, Don’t Take a Break from Managing Your Diabetes!

By Terri Mendoza and Jocelyn Brault The holiday season can be a difficult time for people who are trying to keep an eye on what they eat and how active they are.  For the nearly 28 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, this time   …Continue Reading This November, Don’t Take a Break from Managing Your Diabetes!

Healthy Treats, or Tricks? Posted on Oct 25

Healthy Treats, or Tricks?

By Meng Zhang It’s that time of year again.  Ghosts, goblins and (often) gooey treats!  Do your kids have a sweet tooth?  While it’s okay for them to enjoy some of their favorite treats once in a while, it’s always nice to try something different…and   …Continue Reading Healthy Treats, or Tricks?

Seeing Clearly! – Your Child’s Vision Posted on Sep 13

Seeing Clearly! - Your Child's Vision

Nearly 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. 1 in 20 children aged 3-5 years old have vision problems that could result in permanent eye damage and vision loss if left untreated. How do you know if your child is seeing clearly? Here are things   …Continue Reading Seeing Clearly! – Your Child’s Vision