A healthy, balanced diet is made up of: Fruits and Vegetables Whole Grains Low-Fat or Non-Fat Dairy Lean Meats and Protein Healthy Oils The USDA MyPlate can help you understand how much you should be eating from each food group. Limiting foods that have lots of calories, sugar, sodium and fat will also help you… Read More
Became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) in 2009, after earning a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New Hampshire. Currently, working for the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Health Departments. Coordinating the Mass in Motion Community Transformation Middlesex County Grant: a 5 year award from the Centers for Disease Control and the Mass Dept of Public Health. Focusing on healthy eating and active living population level improvements. Provided technical support and trainings on healthy communities initiatives to coalitions in the Greater Boston region, as an employee of Health Resources in Action, Inc. Previously, coordinated the substance abuse prevention efforts of the City of Melrose Health Department. Implemented evidence-based prevention strategies, including data collection, surveying, youth development, community mobilization, and policy implementation.