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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

March 26, 2014

You’re at the grocery store, the expenses are adding up, and you feel like the dollars will not stretch all the way through the fruits and vegetables section!  Before you give up and head for a cartful of instant noodles, check out these tips to help you get the most out of your food budget:[…..]

Easy Ways to get Five Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a Day

March 19, 2014

“Keep up a balanced diet…“- it’s one of those messages you will never stop hearing. Fruits and vegetables are a large part of keeping a well-balanced diet. They provide vitamins and minerals essential to the body and reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Most people should be eating more than three cups of fruits[…..]

Craving Quenchers: Healthy Snacks to Feed Two

March 12, 2014

Having a healthy diet during pregnancy is important for mom and baby. Many women find themselves in situations where the craving calls are almost impossible to ignore. Satisfying those cravings the healthy way does not have to be boring. Try some of these good-for-you snacks when your cravings are calling: Banana with nut butter Hard-boiled[…..]

Teeth and Gums Before and During Pregnancy

March 2, 2014

Congratulations, newly expecting mothers! As you begin to exude your natural beautiful glow, we want to tell you of other important changes your body may be going through.  If you currently are not an avid brush-er or floss-er, we advise you to adopt a daily dental care routine. The various hormonal changes women experience during[…..]