Archive for February, 2012

Healthy Corner Store Challenge #1

Our very first adventure in transforming your favorite foods into healthier alternatives using ingredients available at Bowdoin Geneva Healthy Corner Stores was a huge success!  Read all the details including the recipe, price breakdown, and side-by-side nutrition information for our version of Classic Italian Lasagna.

Combine better nutrition with affordability versus a frozen lasagna meal!!!

Volunteering at the Dorchester Winter Market

This Sunday, Food in the ‘Hood Committee members joined staff from the Bowdoin Street Health Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to promote our healthy food access initiatives to the broader Dorchester community at the Winter Farmers’ Market.  The team pumped up the crowd with our veggie costumes and photo opps for market customers.  Stellar musician, Bethel Steele, even gave us a special broccoli serenade as part of her performance.  You can visit the market every Sunday from 12-3pm at the Great Hall at the Codman Square Health Center (6 Norfolk Street) through March.  Meet some wonderful farmers – our pals from Powisset, Silverbrook, and Oakdale – who are making their amazing bounty available to us year-round!

We’re Hiring!

Are you a Boston resident age 15-17?  Have we got a job for you!  The Senior Healthy Champions are interns at the Bowdoin Street Health Center and have the opportunity to develop leadership, public speaking, business, and community organizing skills, while learning about public health issues in their neighborhood.  Their work will focus on our very own healthy food access efforts and they will play an integral role in making heathy food available and affordable for the residents of Bowdoin-Geneva.

Youth in the Senior Healthy Champions Program will work up to 25 hours per week in July and August 2012.  Work will take place mainly on weekdays (Mon-Fri), and will include at least one evening per week as well as occasional Saturday events. The rate of pay is $8.00 per hour. 

The application is a three-step process:

  1. Applicants must register for the HOPELINE through the Boston Youth Fund using their online application.  Application assistance is available every Monday and Wednesday from 3-5pm at the Bowdoin Street Health Center.  Contact Susan Young at 617-754-0023.  The HOPELINE closes on March 2nd, so get your application in early.
  2. Complete the Senior Healthy Champions Summer 2012 Application and return it by Friday, March 30th. Contact Maura Beaufait at 617-754-0026 with any questions.
  3. If you are selected from the pool of eligible applicants, you will have a short interview with two current Senior Healthy Champions.  This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the job and for us to learn about you.

We look forward to receiving your application!