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Meet Tom – Addressing Senior Food Insecurity, One Phone Call at a Time

Food insecurity is an issue for people of all ages in the district, but older adults in DC have the highest rate of hunger in comparison to the rest of the nation, Feeding America reports. DC Hunger Solutions found that in 2020, nearly a third...

The Native Flavors of Mesoamerica

By Ana Chavez, WIC Breastfeeding Counselor and Nutrition Technician When we hear about spices, most people think of food from the cultures of India, the Middle East, and Africa. It’s true that rich spices came from those regions, but today I w...

Adding More Than Flavor: Nutritional Benefits of Spices and Herbs

By Nabani Ashraf, WIC Nutritionist Assistant Spices and herbs have always played a strong role in cultural heritages. Historically, spices provided great sources of power and wealth, as they were used for both culinary and medical purposes. In...

Celebrating A World of Flavors: Nutritional Benefits of Traditional Foods

The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month®, “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” takes us back to the familiar foods we love. It is a journey to the market we used to visit, to grandma’s kitchen, to the country where we or our parents or grand...

Ensuring YOU + BABY Are Happy and Healthy

Mary’s Center understands that while pregnancy is an exciting time, it can also be a time filled with questions and uncertainty. We are committed to providing high-quality, equitable health care to all who come through our doors, which is the dri...

What Black Health and Wellness Means to Me

By Lisle Cole, Breastfeeding Counselor Growing up, I remember how my two grandmothers would feed their family and friends as a way to share food, love, time, and memories. No matter how little we may have had, no one would ever know becaus...

Black HIV/AIDS Q&A: Ending the Epidemic

Today on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and every day, we must acknowledge and address the imbalance of higher HIV rates for Black Americans to improve the health of our communities. Read our Q&A with Mary’s Center’s Public Health Out...

Give Your Baby a Safe Night’s Sleep

By Michelle Timogan Moses, Safe Sleep Program Coordinator Keeping your baby safe, happy, and healthy is your main focus as a new parent. Even while infants are sleeping, there are important precautions you need to take to keep your precious on...

6 Things to Know about the All of Us Research Program

When it comes to our health, there are so many questions for which we don't have an answer.  That’s why Mary’s Center is proud to be part of the All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health. All of Us has a simple mi...

Mary’s Center Meets All Your Pharmacy Needs

Picking up your prescription before leaving your doctor's office is the ultimate convenience. You save a trip to the pharmacy and you can start taking your medications with no delays. These were some of the main reasons Mary's Center decided t...