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Eating Right Is Not Complicated

  • Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products.
  • Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
  • Make sure your diet is low in saturated fats, trans fats, salt (sodium) and added sugars. eatingright.org

Make Your Calories Count

  • Eat foods rich in nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  • Eat lower calorie foods. eatingright.org

 

Focus on Variety

  • Eat a variety of food from all food groups.
  • Fruits and vegetables can be fresh, frozen or canned.
  • Eat dark green vegetables such as leafy greens or broccoli.
  • Eat orange vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots.
  • Vary your protein choices with more fish, beans and peas.
  • Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products.
  • Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
  • Eat at least 3 ounces of whole-grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice or pasta every day. eatingright.org

 

Check the Ingredient List

  • Foods with more than one ingredient must have an ingredient list on the label.
  • Ingredients are listed in descending order by weight.
  • Those in the largest amounts are listed first. eatingright.org

 

The Wellness Institute at Whittier Street Health Center

Whittier’s Wellness Institute includes a community garden and a Fitness Club as well as a number of Dieticians on staff who can assist you in planning healthy meals.  Our community garden is about to start planting for this season.  To learn more, please call Whittier Street Health Center at 617-427-1000.

June is National Safety Month

  • June 25, 2019

It’s better to be SAFE than SORRY, and that’s exactly why June is National Safety Month. Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44.   The good news is each of us can take steps today to […]

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May National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

  • May 10, 2019

Whittier Wellness and Fitness Club is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

  • April 8, 2019

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Alcoholism is a chronic disease. It’s not a weakness Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, liver disease, and some types of cancer. April is Alcohol Awareness month and Whittier Street Health Center encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking […]

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March is National Nutrition Month!

  • March 25, 2019

National Nutrition Month-by Devon Brownlee MS, RD, LDN   March is National Nutrition Month! This is a month full of education and increased awareness started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. Rather than promoting a select theme this year, the Academy is encouraging greater flexibility in communicating […]

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Colorectal Cancer Is The Fourth Most Common Cancer in the US!

  • March 25, 2019

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age […]

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National Nutrition Month

  • March 15, 2019

National Nutrition Month-by Devon Brownlee, MS, RD, LDN   March is National Nutrition Month! This is a month full of education and increased awareness started by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. Rather than promoting a select theme this year, the Academy is encouraging greater flexibility in communicating […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  • March 15, 2019

Blog Topic: Colorectal Cancer Screening   Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. One of every four deaths in the United States is due to cancer. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from […]

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February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • February 11, 2019

February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Yohanna Mendez, LMHC February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Whittier Street Health Center wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do as a parent to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. According to Break the Cycle among people who experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or […]

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National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day

  • February 8, 2019

February 7th 2019 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and the theme for this year is: “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma”. Across the nation each year, individuals and organizations like Whittier Street Health Center join the nation to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to promote HIV education, testing, involve the community in […]

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February: American Heart Month

  • February 6, 2019

HEART DISEASE About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in Men. High blood pressure, high LDL […]

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