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If you’re like me, and most other people, you celebrate food day each and every day. So, it’s natural to ask, “What’s the deal with Food Day?” It’s not a reminder to eat (yours truly has never needed a reminder!), but a chance to appreciate   …Continue Reading FOOD DAY? ISN’T EVERY DAY FOOD DAY?

HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES? Posted on Sep 19


This is a rough time of year for someone like me, as I try desperately to hold onto summer for as long as possible. I bristle at each and every reference to Labor Day, which now apparently serves as the bellwether of summer’s demise (it   …Continue Reading HOW ‘BOUT THEM APPLES?

Mass WIC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary! Posted on Sep 8

Mass WIC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary!

I recently had the distinct pleasure of helping the Massachusetts Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program celebrate its 40th anniversary at a gala event at the State House. So it seems there’s no time like the present to take a few moments to look   …Continue Reading Mass WIC Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary!

Happy National Nutrition Month! Posted on Feb 28

Happy National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month kicks off on March 1st with the theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” This theme recognizes that there are many influences that play a role in what we eat every day. While social, emotional, and health factors play a part in   …Continue Reading Happy National Nutrition Month!

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*) Posted on Dec 13

Pear-Apple Crisp Recipe (sugar-free*)

Pear apple crisp recipe – a healthy dessert.

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You? Posted on Jul 2

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You?

Community supported agriculture (CSA) provides people with local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.

Spotlight On: Quinoa Posted on Jun 11

Spotlight On: Quinoa

The hottest thing since couscous, many believe quinoa is just another trendy grain. But this bulbous seed actually belongs to a species of leafy plants in the “goosefoot family:” a close relative of spinach, the beet – and if you can believe it – the tumbleweed (roll on, outlaw).

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash Posted on Dec 6

Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

I can remember the first time my cousin told me about spaghetti squash. “It’s so easy to make and its just like eating spaghetti!!” she said. “Sort of!” she added. It only took me 3 years to take her advice on cooking one, and I   …Continue Reading Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate Posted on Oct 5

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health   Over recent years, the pomegranate has swum its way into the mainstream as a coveted superfood full of nutrients and vitamins. With a ½ cup of pom   …Continue Reading SPOTLIGHT ON: The Pomegranate