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Revitalize your summer meal routine with ancient grains and seeds

Grains and seeds were a vital part of the food supply in ancient cultures. These ancient grains and seeds provide...

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars: Cute And (Possibly) Itch-Inducing

An unwelcome visitor has returned to Connecticut – the gypsy moth caterpillar. And with them come an annoying and itchy...

How to Avoid Added Sugar In Family Diet

Recently I was asked by a parent how to eliminate hidden sugar from her family’s diet.  It’s a great question...

Enjoy Holiday Meals with Less Sodium

By Brenda Viens, Registered Dietitian for TVCCA and Backus Hospital Some of us have waited an entire year for turkey,...

Nine things people with cancer want you to know

Doesn’t it feel as if everywhere you turn, there is somebody fighting cancer? It’s no wonder when you read the...

Berries: Why we should be eating more of them.

Brenda Viens, RDN Community Dietitian Backus Hospital and Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) A little girl toddles from...

Food Safety Tips for Picnics and BBQs

by Brenda Viens RD-N Roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick annually from the food they...

So Many Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep used to be a nice target to aim for, but until recently no one really...

Local child leaves legacy of love

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse A wise physician once said, “The best medicine for...