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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.

COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing at Whittier Street Health Center

On April 13th, 2020, Whittier Street Health Center launched a walk-up/drive thru COVID-19 Testing Site outside our main clinic on 1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury. We have now partnered with the Boston Public Health Commission and expanded the hours for COVID-19 testing. To learn more about our COVID-19 Testing, please click on the link below for […]

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What to do with Your Kids During Quarantine!

  • April 3, 2020

Free and Low Cost Activities for all Ages By Caroline Smith, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Whittier Street Health Center Activities for all Ages Khan Academy- A FREE personalized education and learning source. Kids can practice at their own pace and get extra help in any subject. Expert created course content from preschool to grad school. khanacademy.org […]

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February is American Heart Month

  • February 10, 2020

American Heart Month Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups. According to most recent statistics, one person dies every 37 seconds in the USA from heart (coronary artery disease, heart flutter, hypertension, and heart attack) diseases. About 647,000 Americans […]

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February 7th 2020 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  • February 6, 2020

February 7th 2020 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and the theme for this year is:   “We’re in This, Together.” 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 and increase HIV education, testing, involve the community in […]

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Healthy Eating with Diabetes | November is National Diabetes Month

  • November 6, 2019

November is National Diabetes Month as well as the start of many fun upcoming holiday festivities. Following Halloween, the winter months involve sharing time with family, enjoying delicious meals, travel, and celebration. For those with diabetes, brainstorming ways to stay within a normal routine while still enjoying holiday treats can seem daunting. It is important […]

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Fruits and Vegetables- Eat your colors! By Devon Brownlee, MS, RD, LDN

  • September 5, 2019

Both fruits and vegetables are two of the five essential food groups included as part of MyPlate, an easy guideline supported by the USDA for basic overall nutrition and wellness. By following MyPlate, individuals of all backgrounds are able to implement balanced eating patterns in adopting healthier lifestyle behaviors. Introducing more fruits and vegetables throughout […]

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August National Immunization Awareness Month

  • July 30, 2019

  August National Immunization Awareness Month To help keep our community safe, Whittier Street Health Center is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month. Did you know? Shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. They can also help stop the spread of illness and decrease your […]

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Whittier Street Health Center Among 100 Organizations Selected for AG Grant to Partly Fund Summer Jobs for Youth

  • July 16, 2019

Whittier Street Health Center Among 100 Organizations Selected for AG Grant to Partly Fund Summer Jobs for Youth Summer Youth Employment Program at Whittier Gets a Financial Boost From Healthcare Settlement Money From AG Maura Healey’s Office   ROXBURY, Mass., July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced her office will award Whittier Street Health Center part of […]

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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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A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).