Get HIP with Summer Produce!

There are many benefits to purchasing seasonal produce at a farmers’ market such as purchasing produce at a lower price when it is in season and supporting local farmers and agriculture.  SNAP recipients in Massachusetts are automatically enrolled in a program that allows them to buy fresh produce AND get some of their money back… Read more

Summer Hydration

With summer fast approaching and more outdoor activities on the horizon, staying hydrated and enjoying the outdoor weather is essential. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hydration is essential during the summer months to counter warmer temperatures and any increase in physical activity. Water helps the body maintain normal body temperature and… Read more

Spice Up Your Next BBQ

From hamburgers to potato salad, lemonades, and ice cream desserts, there’s no better way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend than with a BBQ. Whether you’re enjoying a small gathering or a larger cookout, here are some quick and easy ways to add nutritious foods to any meal alongside your favorite BBQ classics. Enjoy the Memorial… Read more

Tips to Encourage More Veggies

Springtime can be a great reset to encourage more fresh vegetables at home. Here are some fun tricks to add more vegetables to your child’s diet: Let them pick the veggie of the day. If possible, bringing your children with you to the grocery store and allowing them to pick the produce of their choice… Read more

Revamp Your Canned Soups and Stews

Canned soups and stews can easily be jazzed up with more vegetables, herbs, spices, and grains. These canned products may not have as many vegetables as recommended, so adding more will increase the nutritional value. Vegetables are full of nutrients, minerals, and fiber and should make up about half the “plate” for a balanced meal…. Read more

ChopChop Family Collaboration

ChopChop Family and Click ‘N Cook are collaborating to share healthy, produce-forward recipes just in time for GBFB’s Spring for Meals fundraising campaign during the month of March. Supporting this campaign helps GBFB’s goal of making nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables available to everyone in need across Eastern Massachusetts.   ChopChop Family is the non-profit publisher… Read more

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Unbe-leaf-able Facts about Greens

As we enter Spring and everything starts budding, it is a perfect time to discuss leafy greens. Leafy greens are edible leaves from plants and can be tender and soft, or tougher with a thick stem. Some examples include collards, Swiss chard, arugula, spinach, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, and romaine. Leafy… Read more

American Heart Month

With February being American Heart Month, it is a time to focus on new habits and behaviors that are heart healthy. While many people are affected by heart disease today, nutritious foods and exercise can prevent and manage this disease. A heart healthy lifestyle focuses on whole foods like fruits and vegetables, leaner meats like… Read more

May – Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month is celebrated during May. The Administration for Community Living (ACL), a government organization that aims to help older Americans stay in their home communities, sets the theme each year. 2022’s theme is Age My Way! This is especially important as people in the U.S. are living longer lives, and the older adult… Read more

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National Minority Health Month 2022

April is National Minority Health Month. This year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is highlighting the important role individuals and organizations can take in starting to reduce health disparities. The theme for this year’s National Minority Health Month is “Give Your Community a Boost!” The theme focuses… Read more