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Jorge Medina-Barreto has taken a proactive role in bettering his health
Jorge Medina-Barreto has taken a proactive role in bettering his health

Being a teenager can be rough. Simultaneously dealing with school, peer pressure and puberty can leave many young people feeling like forces outside their control are running their lives. But Jorge Medina-Barreto, a peer leader in the Adolescent Services Program at Martha Eliot Health Center, has taken a new path towards self-empowerment: improving his health through cooking and exercise.

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This Week on Thrive: May 24- 28

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A report published in the behavioral nutrition research journal Appetite found kids who were served fruit in a “visually appealing” way ate twice as much as those who were served fruit in a more traditional setting. Thrive spoke with Suzanne Rostler, MS, RD, LDN, of Children’s Hospital Boston’s Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program, who says moms and dads of picky eaters should try to replicate the study’s findings at home and offered tips.

Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH of Children’s Hospital Boston’s Emergency Department Injury Prevention Program will be featured on ABC’s Nightly News later this week as part of a segment on the dangers of ‘button batteries.’

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