Another reason to have dinner together as often as you possibly can!~ Could spending three more minutes at the dinner table really help lower childhood obesity? According to a new study published in the journal Economics and Human Biology, more time equals less weight. Scientists at the University of Illinois looked at ways low-income families… Read More
Grocery shopping can be overwhelming. Many of us are trying to eat at home these days, but we want to know how to enjoy effective grocery shopping to create wonderful, home-cooked meals. The simple chore of buying food involves many variables — where to shop, seasonal options, recipe ingredients, family favorites… the decisions seem endless,… Read More
By MDAR Commissioner Gregory Watson http://publichealth.blog.state.ma.us/2013/01/locally-grown-veggies.html
Eat when you are hungry Make eating an event Enjoy your food Mind your manners Stop before it’s too late If you only do one thing, quit sugar. We’ve known for a long time that sugar contribues to disorders like obesity and diabetes, and that a diet high in refined sugar reduces spatial-learning performance and… Read More
Thank you to Superintendent Taymore, Ken Dolce, and their staff, as well as the entire School Wellness Advisory Committee. “Welcome to Chartwells School Dining Services website for Melrose Public Schools. Locally in Melrose, we serve meals to over 3500 students in 8 schools; 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. Our goal… Read More
Check out the December issue of Chop Chop, a fun cooking magazine for families.
Serves: 2 Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 apple, cored, thinly sliced 2 whole wheat wraps 2 tbsp peanut butter Directions: Spread 1 tbsp peanut butter on each wrap. Place apple slices in each wrap. Roll and slice on a diagonal. Nutrition Facts per serving: 275 calories, 11g total fat, 2.2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 40g… Read More