Fitness / Nutrition


Piled high spicy shrimp nachos

Shrimp are ideal for the dog days of summer. They require a nanosecond of cooking and are great served chilled. Here, they elevate spicy nachos to dinner-course level, providing simple and refreshing nourishment.

What school? There’s still time to enjoy safe summer fun

School vacations are almost over, but there is still time to enjoy some summer fun with your family. Weekend getaways, days at the beach, and long lazy days by a pool can be entertaining for the kids, and hopefully relaxing ...

Partners HealthCare and Project Bread work together to fight hunger during the summer months

The support of Project Bread and Partners HealthCare is essential for filling the meal gap many children are at risk of experiencing during the summer months.

Feeling peachy with peach melba

Here’s a takeoff on Peach Melba, the ice cream dessert that Auguste Escoffier, chef at the Savoy Hotel in London, created for Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba.

Summer corn chowder

Our Corn Chowder is just the thing for summer, when corn is at its best. In this version, we sautéed the sweet kernels from Peaches-and-Cream corn and some chopped potatoes in bacon drippings.

Berry yogurt popsicles

Popsicles are a favorite summer treat. This recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research combines fruit and yogurt for a healthier version of popsicle.

Healthy gratin

“Gratin” or “au gratin” refers to a dish that has been sprinkled with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned. In this casserole, a layer of sliced tomatoes is arranged over the top before it’s sprinkled with mild Muenster cheese. ...

The FDA pulls the plug on artificial trans fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made the decision that artificial trans fats are not “generally recognized as safe” and are therefore being removed from processed foods.

How to grill safely this summer to reduce your cancer risk

Backyard grilling is one of the hallmarks of summer. But there are some safety measures to take before you fire up that grill.

Older black lives matter, says top researcher

Prof. James S. Jackson says the overwhelming propensity among researchers to view data on health disparities among African Americans through the lens of race is highly misleading, and masks deeper truths about how blacks and others cope with societal stressors.

Cambridge woman helps clients with nutrition goals

Once morbidly obese, Katia Powell tipped the scale at 350 pounds. Today, she is a holistic health practitioner who helps clients with weight and nutrition goals.

Roxbury Presbyterian Church supports Strong Men’s Recovery Group

There usually are four or five of them sitting in a small circle in the Pastor’s Parlor at Roxbury Presbyterian Church. They speak quietly and if you weren’t paying close attention you might mistake them for a bible study group ...

Autumn Salad

This recipe – Autumn Salad – contains walnuts and leafy greens that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Another reason to eat your fruits and veggies

Healthy eating is recommended to support overall good health. Certain foods that are high in flavonoids, vitamin B12, folate and omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Almost 50 percent of cases of cancer are preventable

With healthy lifestyles almost half of the most common cancers can be prevented.