Category Archives: Nutrition

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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…

My Pyramid

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…

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A PCOS-Friendly Holiday Season

The holiday season is here! Cookie swaps and holiday parties are lots of fun, but they can make things challenging for people who are trying to eat well and stay healthy. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t an “all or nothing” kind of thing. You don’t…

Freshman 15

Beware of the Freshman 15!

The thought of gaining 15 pounds the first year of college is scary! I’m not sure who came up with this warning, but I decided to check it out. Interestingly, there hasn’t been much scientific research done to prove this theory. However, I did learn that a recent…