Showing posts with label nutrition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nutrition. Show all posts

Monday, March 6, 2023

Register to Join Congressman Jim McGovern for a Progress report on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (virtual meeting)

The Interfaith Council's Housing Assistance Program shares this invitation to a Zoom Progress Report on ending hunger in Massachusetts, March 17 at 1 PM. 
See the notice and letter from Sen. Jo Comerford, below. 
Contact her office for the links.

Contact information for Senator Comerford ->

Register to Join Congressman Jim McGovern for a Progress report on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (virtual meeting)
Register to Join Congressman Jim McGovern for a Progress report on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (virtual meeting)

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Health Department: Weekly Wellness Update - Nutrition

March's Health Observance is Nutrition. Read nutrition labels; packaging can have misleading labels and false advertising.  
Learn more at:

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Replies to this email will go to the Town of Franklin-Health Department group. To reply only to Alisha Deptula, email

Infant and Toddler Nutrition
Infant and Toddler Nutrition

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Study gives pause for consideration of the foods we eat

If you consider a 'balanced diet' as offsetting a hotdog with nuts, why should you put your body through the trouble?

"Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, according to a University of Michigan study.

The study, published in the journal Nature Food, evaluated more than 5,800 foods, ranking them by their nutritional disease burden to humans and their impact on the environment. It found that substituting 10% of daily caloric intake from beef and processed meats for a mix of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and select seafood could reduce your dietary carbon footprint by one-third and allow people to gain 48 minutes of healthy minutes per day.

“Generally, dietary recommendations lack specific and actionable direction to motivate people to change their behavior, and rarely do dietary recommendations address environmental impacts,” said Katerina Stylianou, who did the research as a doctoral candidate and postdoctoral fellow in the the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at U-M’s School of Public Health. She currently works as the Director of Public Health Information and Data Strategy at the Detroit Health Department.


Based on their findings, the researchers suggest:

  • Decreasing foods with the most negative health and environmental impacts including high processed meat, beef, shrimp, followed by pork, lamb and greenhouse-grown vegetables.
  • Increasing the most nutritionally beneficial foods, including field-grown fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and low-environmental impact seafood."

Continue reading the article

The radar picked this up via Twitter: "New study finds one food can actually take 36 minutes off your life each time you eat it"

Study gives pause for consideration of the foods we eat
Study gives pause for consideration of the foods we eat

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Coffee with a cop - Franklin Police and State Police - Aug 6

Join for "coffee with a cop" at Franklin Nutrition, 5 West Central St on Friday, Aug 6 from 9 AM - Noon

Shared from Facebook:

Coffee with a cop - Franklin Police and State Police - Aug 6
Coffee with a cop - Franklin Police and State Police - Aug 6

Friday, April 16, 2021

Pantherbook: Profile - Olivia Quinn, Franklin Nutrition, and Spring softball

A round up of three articles from Pantherbook:

" Student Spotlight: Olivia Quinn"

"Introducing…Olivia Quinn!

Olivia is a junior at Franklin High School in Franklin MA, and is the Hockomock League (Kelly Rex division) MVP! She’s also been named a Boston Herald AND Boston Globe All Scholastic! Congratulations Olivia!"

"Restaurant Review: Franklin Nutrition is the Latest Up-and-Coming Café "

"Have you heard about Franklin’s newest café destination? Look no further than Franklin Nutrition.

Franklin Nutrition is run by a family business with Josh Zicherman, Yianna Zicherman, Josh and Yianna’s daughter, Tatyianna Zicherman, and Tatyianna’s husband, Frank Ansah."

"Spring Softball Season – A Return to Normal"

"Girls softball tryouts for Franklin High School are right around the corner! With the pandemic still in place, there will be some modifications made to assure a successful and healthy season.

As of right now, softball is considered a moderate risk sport. Players are expected to wear face masks and social distance as much as possible."

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Franklin Public Schools, MA: Nutrition Infographic

"Franklin Public School SWAC (Student Wellness Advisory Council) is sharing this infographic to provide our families with some helpful nutrition tips!  #swac #nutrition #healthychoices  "
Shared from Twitter:
Other info from the SWAC can be found at

helpful nutrition tips
helpful nutrition tips

Monday, July 22, 2019

In the News: college students not aware of SNAP benefits available

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Hunger is a problem for some college students in MetroWest, and there’s a federal program that could help them.

However, a recent study shows millions of students are potentially missing out on the program, because they either don’t know about it or the eligibility rules are too complicated to understand.

The program is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Nearly two million college students didn’t receive SNAP benefits in 2016, even though they were potentially eligible, according to a December 2018 study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. The report recommended the U.S. Department of Agriculture improve its efforts to clarify SNAP eligibility requirements, and make them more accessible."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Visit the SNAP web page for additional info on benefits

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

School Wellness Advisory Council: "Nutrition Nuggets"

The School Wellness Advisory Council has published "Nutrition Nuggets" and shared here:

Remington Middle School
Remington Middle School

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Live reporting: School Wellness Advisory Committee (SWAC)

Was the wellness committee

It is a standing committee, multiple parties represented

we set goals and have tangible progress each year

Page 4 - role/requirements of group

Page 5 - three goals set in mental health, physical activity and nutrition

the guidance update provided at a prior School Committee meeting reflects some of the details of the goals achieved

over 200 in ski program during winter

expanding implementation of breakfast to all the schools, one at a time
school gardens growing, raised beds at some of the schools

hydroponic garden at Parmenter growing lettuce, chard, and tomatoes

84.5% of the students on grades 6-12 responded to the wellness survey
21.5% of the parents, and 51.8% of the faculty

Key findings, parents are not always aware of what is going on in the schools
need to do a better job of communicating and sharing the information (Page 15)

"While you have spoken to the high number of yeses, there are 25% of the parents are saying there is not enough being done"

sought alternative ways, through partnerships (i.e. Reebok with the BOKS program)

collaboration, Franklin will help train the Y summer staff in some of the 'zones of regulation' so there will be consistent language used

track/field and wrestling are both non-cut sports

trying to meet the needs of kids either in the morning or after school
with different physical activities

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What is Juice Plus?

From Dashe Videra

What is Juice Plus?

Different than a multivitamin, Juice Plus+ provides concentrated farm fresh nutrition from 30+ different fruits, vegetables, berries, and grains daily. It helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat. Juice Plus+ gives even a healthy diet more added nutrients from fruits and vegetables that you may not be getting every day. Everything labeled on the bottle is exactly what you get. 
They are NSF certified (National Sanitation Foundation which is higher than organic - tests for mold, yeast, pesticides, herbicides, and ALL heavy metals), non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, peanut free, egg frees, and soy free (except our 100% non-GMO plant based protein powder). 
With every one adult purchase, you can sponsor a child for free and up until 4 years of age (ages 4 through college), has the highest level of Gold Standard Research (30+ peer reviewed studies), and safe for breast feeding mothers, pregnancy, and children. There is no one who cannot take Juice Plus.

Proven Research

JP+ is bioavailable (goes straight into the bloodstream)
JP+ helps enhance immune function (cold and flu protection)
JP+ helps protect DNA integrity and repair DNA damage (anti-aging)
JP+ helps maintain normal blood flow (cardiovascular health)
JP+ helps reduce inflammation (Celiacs, Chrons, Fibromyalgia, ect.)
JP+ reduces oxidative stress
JP+ supports healthy skin
JP+ supports healthy gums

What is Juice Plus Complete?

Juice Plus+ Complete is made of a cold water washed non-GMO soy (most soy is alcohol washed). It is half protein - soy, peas, chickpeas, tofu, rice, and algae; and half carbohydrates - ancient grains, organic quinoa, amaranth, and millet, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, radish sprouts, pumpkin, pomegranate, spirulina and yucca.

Complete is sweetened with stevia, monkfruit and organic cane sugar. Its is also egg free, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and peanut free.

How to Sponsor a Child?

With every 1 adult purchase; either Orchard Garden (2) or the Trio (3), you can sponsor a kid for free from age four through college.

Complete Video -

Nutritionally Fit, April 2014 from jan roberto on Vimeo.

YouTube Video - Next Best Thing

If Juice Plus is for you, you can visit Dashe's website -

Friday, August 31, 2012

Film on the Barn - Friday - 6:30 PM

Hot off the email inbox from Karen Ring:

The annual Open Air Movie Night at White Barn Farm is happening tonight! 
Make it if you can ;)

458 South St. Wrentham, MA 02093

FREE FOOD! Whole Foods Market will be there with healthy snacks for the movie. I will be there doing a demo on how to make Farm Fresh Salsa!

This full moon Friday Night, August 31st, we are having a very wholesome event at White Barn Farm. We are projecting a movie on the side of the barn! Independent Filmmaker, Drew Pearson, will be showing his documentary film, The Great Lesson. which focuses on the power of the mind and body connection.

We are making it into more of an event by beginning with a
healthy eating presentation at 6:30pm by Karen Ring, one of the authors of the blog. Her connection with Whole Foods (she was the healthy eating specialist there) is bringing their sponsorship as well. They will provide anything for her presentation that doesn't come from the farm and if we're lucky they will set up a trail mix bar for movie snacks.   Karen's presentation will be followed by a yoga demonstration in the barn given by Lauren, owner of Wrentham's Humble Warrior Yoga studio. Sunset is scheduled to be around 7:30, and the movie should start just before 8pm. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets, coolers, snacks, bugspray, and flashlights.No dogs, please. The optional suggested donation is $6 for those over 12 years old. 

    To Simplify:
    • This Friday night August 31st
    • Park at the Roadside Stand
    • 6:30pm: Healthy Eating Presentation by Karen Ring at our Farmstand (which is open until 7pm)
    • Carefully cross the road and Set up your spot under the Ash Tree by the barn
    • 7:15pm ish: Yoga demonstration in the barn with Lauren from Humble Warrior Yoga
    • around 8pm: screening of The Great Lesson

    Karen M Ring
    CPT / Health Coach / AADP
    8 Rona Lane
    Franklin, MA 02038
    Cell: 508.954.8837

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    June -= MA Dairy Month

    Governor Patrick visits the Hornstra Dairy Farm to proclaim June as MA Dairy Month.

    The Franklin Food Pantry is fortunate to be able to provide fresh dairy products from Garelick farms to our neighbors. Thank you Garelick Farms!

    For more information about the Franklin Food Pantry visit their website

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Goodbye pyramid, hello plate!

    The food pyramid is gone. The plate is here.

    Here is a round up of some articles covering the changes in the presentation of the food guidelines as a plate:

    5 Things to Know About the New Nutritional Guidelines

    Goodbye, Food Pyramid: USDA to Announce a New 'Food Icon'

    And last but not least, the Choose My Plate website can be found here

    Franklin, MA