Healthy You

If you have questions about what it means to live a healthy life, this is where you will find the answers. The Healthy You blog is here to give you great advice you can use in your daily life.

Tuesday, July 05, 2022
USDA CELEBRATING 30 years of SNAP-Ed

Anniversaries give us the chance to look back and reflect. In this post, we’re going to see how the past 30 years have helped shape SNAP-Ed to be the dynamic powerhouse it is today. Read on to find out more!

Friday, June 10, 2022
Portrait of male farmer holding a crate full of strawberries at the marketplace.

Welcome back! It’s June so that means it’s time to head over to a Farmers’ Market! There are year-round farmers’ markets and they’re great but to me, there is nothing like a farmers’ market during the growing season here in Massachusetts. What about you? Do you enjoy farmers’ markets? Read on to learn how to make the most out of your local market, save money at one, find out what’s in season, and where they are located. Keep reading to the end where we have more resources!

Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Fruit and vegetable rainbow as healthy eating concept.

Families, we have made it to June and your children will soon be enjoying their summer vacation! It’s the perfect time to celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month with some fun activities.  This blog will share five easy and affordable activities you can do with your family to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your day.  A couple of them are pretty tasty too!

Start Each Day with a Nutritious Breakfast

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Apium graveolens. Close up. Multiple true leaves on each celery plant. Soft background with kale and pea seedlings. Self sufficient small roof top garden.

A pot of cacti with colorful stones

Sunday, May 01, 2022
A man home gardening on balcony of a high-rise apartment building.

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but didn’t know where or how to start? Did you know we live in a state with lots of resources for gardeners like us (new ones!)? Read on to find out how we can all become a gardener and where to go for help.

Friday, April 15, 2022
Top view of a large assortment of healthy fresh rainbow colored organic fruits and vegetables arranged side by side on rustic wooden table. The composition includes carrots, onion, tomatoes, avocado, corn, green bean, cucumber, broccoli, spinach, apples, strawberries, mango, grape fruit, peach, oranges, bell pepper, radish among others.

Dietary Diversity

Since April is Celebrate Diversity Month let’s talk about Dietary Diversity! Dietary diversity is another name for a well-balanced diet.  This means we need to include all five food groups into our meals across breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  Our good health requires a balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from each of the food groups.  Some people may need to follow specific diets, but diversity is required within all of them.  MyPlate shows us how to take steps towards this balance.

Friday, April 01, 2022
Portrait of multi-ethnic kids with large earth ball, on grass hill with blue sky.

Welcome back! It’s April and along with it being spring, we are celebrating Diversity Awareness Month. Diversity Awareness was created to celebrate and honor the diversity happening all around us. For us here at SNAP-Ed that means celebrating food from around the globe. But how do we narrow it down? Let’s start with breakfast. What do you do to ‘break your fast’? It’s called breakfast because it is the first, and most important, meal since it breaks the ‘fast’ from not haven eaten since the day before. Let’s learn how people from other parts of the world fuel up to start their day.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
National Nutrition Month 2022

Have we learned a lot! The people over at National Nutrition Month have been a great help. We’re reminded how important it is to eat healthy and nutritious food. We learned how to make ‘easy to keep’ goals. Making goals can feel overwhelming. It was great to be able to make goals that matched our lifestyle needs. And it’s always good to receive meal planning tips. It’s easy to get *stuck*. This last week of National Nutrition Month, let’s look at how to make tasty dinners at home (that don’t take all day!). Read on.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
National Nutrition Month 2022

We’re so happy you’re here. It’s the third week of National Nutrition Month and this week we’re going to talk about planning meals and snacks. Do you love planning? Yay! This is a post for and about you! Do you hate meal planning? Yay! This post is for you. Learn some easy (phew!) and fun ways to make meal planning a breeze. Read on.

Glass boxes and bottles with fresh food refrigerator decanting concept organized home simple stylish storage no plastic

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Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Father and son walking back inside after playing basketball outdoors

Get Moving for Kids!

Eating healthy is only one part of raising strong children.  The other important factor is ensuring they are physically active every day.  Any type and amount is better than none at all.  Find an activity that you and your child can enjoy together.  This way it will not appear as a task, but just another fun part of the day. 

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