Announcements Health & Environment

National Nutrition Month “Eat Right, Bite by Bite”

March is National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates this annually. As part of their campaign, they invite the public to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month 2020 is themed “Eat Right, Bite by Bite” and the overall message is that Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

National Kids Dental Health Month

February is “National Kids Dental Health Month”. Here are some guidelines for good dental health for your child: Children should brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and clean between their teeth daily. Children should eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks. Children should see a dentist regularly for Read More…

Announcements Health & Environment

Healthy Eating Plate —A General Approach to Good Nutrition

Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate is an easy guide to good nutrition and health. Foods to Increase: Fill at least half your plate with non-starchy vegetables; Include healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, nuts, and fatty fish; Drink water. Balance Your Calories: Enjoy food, but eat less; Reduce portion sizes, put less on your plate; Be Read More…

Featured Schools

First Annual Eliot School Read Aloud Day

The Eliot School in Boston’s North End celebrated the joy of reading aloud with its first annual Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, February 12. Teachers, students, and guest community readers from North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) read aloud to Eliot students across all three buildings encompassing grades Kindergarten through 8. Eliot Principal Traci Walker Read More…

Health & Environment

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month is an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. Read More…