Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! For many teens this means time away from school to celebrate with family and friends. This holiday is often food-centered and some teens worry about overeating, but planning ahead can allow you to enjoy your time off and your…


Do fitness trackers help you lose weight?

You have probably seen people wearing some high tech bands on their wrists over the past few years. These bands are called “fitness trackers” or “fitness wristbands.” Some popular brand names are Fitbit, Gearfit, Vivofit. They come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes depending…


Introducing Kiana!

Hey! My name is Kiana and I’m so excited to finally be calling myself a senior in high school. The health field has always interested me and most recently I have become more interested in nutrition and healthy meal choices that will support my body….


Introducing Oliver!

Hey! My name is Oliver and I’m a Junior in high school. I was born in Boston and went to a variety of schools growing up. From Boston I moved to Paris for a year. After that I spent a couple years in South Florida…


Introducing Ayatt!

Hello! My name is Ayatt. I am the new Peer Leader at Boston Children’s Hospital. I am currently a senior in high school, and I am very interested in the medical field. I am a member of the Pre-Med club at my school, where we…

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Type 1 Diabetes: My Story (Part 1)

My life was forever changed at the early age of four, when I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. About a week before my diagnosis, I was experiencing symptoms such as extreme thirst followed by frequent urination, rapid weight loss, stomach aches and flu like…


When low fat = high sugar

When you see the words “low-fat” on a food, do you assume that food is healthy? For many years fat was considered to be the main dietary contributor towards weight gain. But then something strange happened…foods started being manufactured with less fat, advertised as low-fat,…


Some Big Changes

While reading nutrition labels may not be an activity you do that often, it can be an important part of eating in a healthy way. With the idea that “knowledge is power”, as a dietitian, I often find myself educating patients about the importance of…