Are You Sure That’s Safe To Eat While Pregnant?

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest contributor, Katya, is a nurse-midwife who asked a simple question and found herself on a mission to improve food safety in pregnancy.  Nurse-midwives engage in disease prevention and health education as a hallmark of our profession. Avoiding listeriosis is a key component of food safety during pregnancy. Listeria monocytogenes is a …

Walk Your Way To Savings

For years, my mornings began with a brisk walk before heading out to teach school.  This routine allowed me to enjoy beautiful sunrises, focus my thoughts, and boost my energy for the day.  Almost inevitably, as I started down the hill from my home, I passed a group of friends heading up towards me.  Marty, …

Breastfeeding Awareness: Know Your Workplace Rights

Editor’s Note: August may almost be over, but we can’t let it slip by without a note celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Today’s post is brought to you by guest contributors Kavitha and Mira, from the University of Maryland Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. From the early 1940’s, mothers chose to feed their …