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Nutrition Education

Check out our nutrition education series and resources on nutrition and access to healthy food. 

The Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division offers an education series and provides resources about nutrition and access to healthy food for better health and well-being. Learn more below about our efforts to combat chronic disease through education and local resources. 

Healthy Boston Speaker Series

The purpose of the Healthy Boston Speakers Series (HBSS) is to offer free and engaging nutrition education presentations. Community organizations, partners, and internal programs can request any of our current presentations. 

We hope to grow the topics of presentations offered and to expand access by offering presentations in multiple languages.

Requesting a Presentation:

If you are a community partner, organization or internal organization and would like to request a presentation, please:

Our Current HBSS Presentations include:
  • "Make Every Bite Count: An Overview of the Dietary Guidelines": An overview of the National Dietary Guidelines of each age groups starting from birth to 65+. Learn about dietary recommendations and how to apply them to your daily life
  • "Healthy Eating 101": Learn the basics about the five food groups and how to build a healthy, balanced plate
  • "Swap the Salt": A diet high in sodium can lead to health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Learn how to identify sodium in foods and reduce your sodium intake at home and when dining out.
  • "Rethink your Drink": Do you know how much added sugar you consume daily? Learn how to identify added sugar in foods and drinks and skills to make healthier drink choices.

We are happy to work with your organization to tailor our presentations.

Local Food Resources

We want to help Boston residents find nutritious and low-cost food in their neighborhood. Visit the Office of Food Justice for more information about farmers markets, programs for students and more.  

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