Archive for the ‘Obesity Prevention’ Category

My summer job

This summer was very fun and eventful, especially because I had worked with Maura at the Bowdoin Street Health Center. We performed tasks that included passing out flyers, helpiing at food pantries, assistance at Farmers Markets, and acting silly in costumes. It was fun for two reasons, one being that I got to hang out with people I know, and I got to do a job that meant something to me. I would love to do it again.

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The Race is Complete!

After a thrilling day-long race across Boston promoting farmers markets and the use of Boston Bounty Bucks, our team crossed the finish line victorious! Total running time – 6:44:58… Phew! What a day!

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Trip to Powisset Farm

As a youth intern at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, I was given the opportunity to go to a farm just outside the city. A few other kids and I, along with our supervisors Maura & Jen, went to Powisset Farm in Dover.  Powisset Farm grows vegetables and fruits and also raises chickens and pigs.  Some of the things grown at the farm grew in the ground while some grew above and others grew on stems.

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Senior Day @ the Market

This week’s market is all about celebrating Bowdoin Geneva’s seniors, the fabric of our community!  Join us at the farmers market on Thursday, August 9th for a great event filled with activities and special treats for our community’s older residents.

For the first time, handmade craft items will be for sale from the wonderful folks at Codman Crafters.  We’ll also have fantastic raffle prizes for seniors including a box of farm-fresh veggies, fixings for multigrain blueberry pancakes, green cleaning supplies, and more!

View/download the event flyer!

So be especially sure to make your way to 230 Bowdoin Street this Thursday between 3-6:30 to join the fun!

My Journey with Nutrition Labels

In the past 2 weeks of work, we have gone to certain corner stores in the neighborhood. We experimented to find food items in the store and check for how many products were offered that met our food guidelines. The food guidelines we use were invented by the health center to create a standard for the stores to help them stock more healthy products. They also help customers to make the best choice while shopping.

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