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February 26, 2020

Packing Health

Packing school lunches can start to become a “grab and dump” rather than an opportunity to encourage healthy eating habits and trying new foods. In order […]
February 20, 2020

Fun ways to get up and moving

When winter hits many areas of the country, freezing temps and icy conditions make it unsafe for outside playtime. But being stuck inside doesn’t mean the […]
January 30, 2020

Five Ways to Workout When It’s Cold Outside

It’s chilly, it’s gloomy, and getting out of bed is very difficult. When you’re forced to bring your workout indoors because of weather, motivation and creativity […]
November 14, 2019

Curbing childhood obesity

Five Ways to Help Kids Gain Life-Long Health Habits During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Childhood obesity is an ever-growing health concern that can negatively impact […]
March 4, 2019

Addiction and Eating Disorders

A toxic and often secret partnership At school and the media, school-aged youth are bombarded with unhealthy, unrealistic messages about being thin, popular, attractive, cool, etc. […]
August 22, 2018
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Sickly sweet: How much sugar is too much?

UMass Lowell researcher weighs in on how to avoid hidden sources, make healthier choices to reduce health risks Sugar. Some people crave it. Others are wary […]
August 8, 2018
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When You Recover

For years now, I have touted the beautiful, undeniable truth that anyone struggling to overcome an eating disorder has the ability to achieve full, sustainable recovery. […]
August 6, 2018
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Nutrition Expert: A Healthy Gut Equals a Healthy Body

‘Food will be medicine’ in the future, says UMass Lowell researcher The next time you pick up that doughnut, consider this. There’s a war for survival […]
March 6, 2017
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Media and the Mirror

A young girl in her mid-teens stares at a mirror, a wounded look in her eyes as she dissects the reflection looking back at her. With […]
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