Category Archives: Nutrition

Alcoholic Whipped Cream

Alcoholic Whipped Cream?

That’s right, you’ve heard correctly; alcoholic whipped cream is now available on the market. “Whipped Lightning” is reportedly the most alcoholic “whipahol”, coming in at about 18% alcohol per volume, and is available in a variety of flavors. “Cream” is slightly less alcoholic at 15%…

PCOS Blog

What Do Cooking and Research Have In Common?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word research? Do you picture a scientist dressed in a white coat and protective eyewear? How about a top-secret laboratory with fancy equipment, test tubes, and chemicals? Certainly, this is an accurate picture…

Four Loko

Four Loko

By now, many of you have probably heard the buzz about the caffeinated alcoholic drink called Four Loko. Four Loko is made with guarana, taurine, caffeine, and alcohol. It sells for less than three dollars a can. There‘s been a lot of press about this drink…

PCOS Blog

Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

Many of the teens I work with tell me they skip breakfast… and I hear lots of reason why they aren't eating breakfast. "I’m not hungry in the morning""I don't have time for breakfast""When I eat breakfast, I am hungry""I don't eat breakfast because I…

PCOS Blog

A PCOS-Friendly Summer

Happy summer from the Center for Young Women’s Health! For most people, summer means a break from over-scheduled days and more free time for graduation parties, barbeques, and hanging out with friends. Summer can make some parts of managing PCOS a little easier, but can other…

TAC Wii Vegas Party

Wii Party!

On April 6th the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) hosted a party at the Patient Entertainment Center (PEC) at Children’s Hospital Boston. This time our theme was WiiVegas. Aside from the bagel bites and fruit and cheese platters, we had huge Wii projectors and blackjack tables. The fun…

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National Nutrition Month 2010

March is National Nutrition Month! This is an educational campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) every year. This month long event was initiated in March of 1973, to raise awareness about the benefits of healthy nutrition. The benefits of a healthy diet include lowering your risk for…