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What did we learn from our Community Food Assessment Surveys?

The Melrose/Wakefield Community Food Assessment Results are rolling in!  Big thank you to Emily at Institute for Community Health and Jenn McDonald with the Town of Wakefield for your partnership with the data analysis & dashboard display. Youth Results: https://my.visme.co/view/rxyw3wn6-mass-in-motion-food-assessment-youth-results Food Safety Net Provider Results: https://my.visme.co/view/mxr8gy8n-mass-in-motion-food-assessment-provider-results Adult/Senior Citizen Results: https://my.visme.co/view/pv6n69jg-mass-in-motion-food-assessment-adult-results

Healthy Hydration? Think Fruit Water

Make a pitcher of refreshing fruit-flavored water. Pineapple—just plain pineapple—is our favorite, but of course you could use strawberries, kiwi, melon, lemon, or any fruit you like—and you can even add herbs, such as mint or rosemary! ❚ HANDS-ON TIME: 5 MINUTES ❚ TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR ❚ MAKES: 4 SERVINGS KITCHEN GEAR-Measuring cup-Pitcher-4 drinking …

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Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Thank you Cookie and Kate for the recipe! Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 22 mins Total Time: 32 minutes Yield: 12 muffins 1x 4.8 from 100 reviews These delicious raspberry muffins are moist and fluffy. They’re healthier than most, too, since they are made from whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened with honey. INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat …

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Healthy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

This easy moroccan chickpea stew is packed with flavor, is hearty and filling, and super quick to make. Enjoy as a meatless weeknight meal or as a healthy meal prep recipe!  Servings Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Cooling time: 5 mins Total Time: 30 minsCourse: Main Course Cuisine: Mediterranean Calories: 293 kcal Author: Bethany Kramer https://asimplepalate.com/blog/healthy-moroccan-spiced-chickpea-bowl/ Ingredients 1 small onion diced 1 garlic clove minced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 14-ounce cans diced …

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Build Resilience During Difficult Times

Thank you to The Wellness Society for providing these resources as a part of their Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook! Developing a Regular Exercise Routine “Walking is man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates Exercise reduces the overall activation of your amygdala and sympathetic nervous system – theparts of your brain and body that generate your stress response. Research …

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