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Water, Water, Everywhere! Posted on Jul 22

Water, Water, Everywhere!

  By Julia Boland & Terri Mendoza Summer’s finally here, and the temperatures steadily rising, it is important to stay hydrated while soaking up the sun’s rays.  Water makes up about 60% of your body weight, so whether you’re riding a bike, playing sports, or   …Continue Reading Water, Water, Everywhere!

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

Grilling Goodness Posted on Jul 2

Grilling Goodness

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

Remember these Sun Safety Tips! Posted on Jun 22

Remember these Sun Safety Tips!

After a year of waiting, summer is finally here! That means cookouts, picnics, beach days, and barbecues! Although time in the sun lets our bodies absorb vitamin D, necessary for strong, healthy bones, too much unprotected sun exposure can be very harmful and may lead   …Continue Reading Remember these Sun Safety Tips!

More Peas Please! Posted on Jun 15

More Peas Please!

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!

Kids Can’t Fly!  Learn about Window Safety Posted on Jun 8

Kids Can’t Fly!  Learn about Window Safety

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

Employee Health & Fitness Month! Posted on May 27

Employee Health & Fitness Month!

May is Employee Health and Fitness Month!  It’s time for both employers and employees to support each other by improving office health. If, like me, you have been hibernating all winter, you have that winter insulation to lose.  At my office, we have been successful   …Continue Reading Employee Health & Fitness Month!

Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family! Posted on May 22

Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family!

By Lauren Miller, Dietetic Intern, Tufts University Summer is a chance to relax with family and friends, while having fun, sharing stories, listening to music, and enjoying food together. Warm weather and sunshine bring cookouts and mouth-watering food from the grill! Burgers, hot dogs, chicken,   …Continue Reading Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family!

Lactose Intolerance Posted on May 11

Lactose Intolerance

By Farrell Frankel, Dietetic Intern, Simmons College Are you one of the millions of people who have lactose intolerance? Avoiding dairy and worried about not getting enough calcium in your diet?  Don’t fret…read on! Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder in which a person does   …Continue Reading Lactose Intolerance

Happy Mother’s Day! Posted on May 4

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is a very special holiday that is celebrated to honor the women in our lives who shower us with love, teach us valuable lessons and strengthen us.  So, let’s treat them to something that will make them feel special! There is nothing better   …Continue Reading Happy Mother’s Day!