Posts tagged "Healthier"

12 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

Back in November of last year, my neighborhood of Charlestown lost its grocery store. As a result, instead of walking up the street and shopping in familiar surroundings, I’ve been relegated to shopping in a variety of locations, including some of the big superstore grocery chains.

This has been an experience for me. Shopping in these big grocery stores is a chance to experience everything that frustrates me about the food industry; it’s loud, (can be) unhealthy, obnoxious and manipulative. Just look at the physical space when you walk in: it’s assaulting. Bright, loud and colorful, it’s meant to seduce you into buying things you don’t need. The busiest and often unhealthiest options are conveniently placed on the ends of the aisles or in the checkout area where you’ll be enticed to grab them. Healthy things are harder to find than unhealthy; inexpensive options are often at the bottom of the shelf, not at eye level. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

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Upcoming Forum to ‘Build a Healthier South End’

Blackstone Community Center in the South End.

Thanks to a new initiative, South End residents and those working in the comunity will be able to come together next week to share ideas to build a healthier neighborhood.

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), in partnership with the South End Healthy Boston Coalition, the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH), and the Blackstone Community Center, is hosting a special community health meeting in the South End to discuss the health of residents in the neighborhood and to facilitate a strategic planning process to create a healthier community. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Blackstone Community Center (50 W. Brookline St.)

The meeting is the first in a series of citywide health forums this year. The focus of the meeting is to get those living and working in the communityt o come together to deiscuss ways to build a healthier neighborhood, including promoting safety, reducing crime and decreasing substance abuse.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

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