Monthly Archive

Metrowest Nutrition

From Our Blog

Register for Groups Here!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

We have 2 great groups starting soon.  This Tuesday is first day or our Meal Support Group with Jaimie Winkler.  There's still room, so please complete the registration form below if you would like to participate.  The group meets weekly and includes a check-in, a meal with light conversation and post-meal check-in.  This is a great adjunct to outpatient eating disorder treatment. 

Meal Support Group 

Dates:   Tuesdays 11:30-1pm  11/10-12/08 (5 weeks)

Cost:  $295 for all session

Location:  1400 Centre Street, Newton, MA 


Parent Group - Your Child's Weight; How To Help Without Harming

Join Amy Gardner for this monthly group for parents looking to explore helpful ways to steer their children towards a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.  The group will meet in Newton on the 1st Wed of the month from 7-8pm and Framingham on the 1st Thurs of the month from 7-8pm.


Dates: 1st Wednesday of the month Dec-Mar

Location:  1400 Centre Street, Newton, MA



Dates: 1st Thursday of the month Dec-Mar

Location: 661 Franklin Street, Framingham, MA



Register for either group using the attached registration form of contact Amy Gardner at or 617-332-2282.  We look forward to seeing you there!



Partnership with The Wellness Room

Friday, October 30, 2015

Metrowest Nutrition is happy to welcome The Wellness Room as a partner.  The Wellness Room is a growing group of therapists that provides mental health counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families coping with life's difficulties and hardships.  We feel that Metrowest Nutrition and The Wellness Room will be a great team.  We encourage you to visit their at and Facebook Page.

Meal Support Group Starting Soon!

Thursday, October 15, 2015



Group Details

This group will provide weekly meal supervision guided by an experienced eating disorder dietitian. It will serve as an additional tool for those in recovery from an eating disorder and function as a checkpoint for both provider and client.  Individuals will benefit from accountability and peer support; knowing there is a meal once per week where there is a firm expectation may help him/her stay on track with meals the rest of the week. Supervision also may help providers and clients assess where an individual is in treatment, providing information to support continued outpatient treatment versus higher level of care. 

Jaimie Winkler, MS, RD worked as Senior Dietitian at the Klarman Eating Disorder Center for 8 years where she facilitated meal supervision for individuals recovering from eating disorders.  She is able to provide the necessary support and structure for this group while maintaining appropriate boundaries within the group and collaborating with the multidisciplinary team.  Please visit this link to learn more about her here.

Requirements for participation:  Individuals under consideration for the group should be screened by outside provider(s) prior to recommendation to group. Individuals will need to have a referring provider who will help coordinate care and the client process information from the group.

The following are exclusion criteria:
• Weight below 85% of ideal
• Inability to consume solid foods or complete meals
• Cognitive dysfunction and/or disrupting social behavior
• Requires one-on-one attention to complete meal
• Refuses food regularly
• Requires supervision following a meal to prevent purging

Group expectations and structure will be outlined for individuals during the screening process.  Please contact Jaimie Winkler directly to set up a screening.  617-332-2282 or

Space is limited.  To secure your spot, make a payment here and contact Jaimie to set up your screening. 

NEW groups starting soon!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

We're excited to announce two new groups starting soon.

Meal Supervision Group

This group led by experienced eating disorder dietitian, Jaimie Winkler, MS, RD will provide meal support for those in recovery from an eating disorder. 


Dates:  TBD

Time:  Tuesdays from 11:30-1pm. 

Location:  Our Newton office at 1400 Centre Street, Suite 207

Structure:  Brief check-in, group meal, post-meal journaling and check-in

Purpose:  Weekly meal supervision can function as a checkpoint for both provider and client. Supervision may help client with accountability, knowing there is a meal once per week where there is a firm expectation can help them stay on track with meals throughout the week. Supervision may help providers and clients assess where a person is in treatment, giving data to support continued outpatient treatment versus questions about a higher level of care. 

Cost:  $295 for the full 5 week program

Space is limited to 6

To learn more or to see if you or your client is appropriate for this group, please contact Jaimie Winkler at 617-332-2282x3 or


Post Gastric Bypass Support Group

Are you 3 months or more into your recovery from gastric bypass surgery?  Join registered dietitian, Sue Miller for support and guidance through this next stage.  Sue brings over 18 years of experience working with this population to the group. Topics that will be covered include meal planning, portion sizing, managing social situations, fluid and nutrient needs and exercise. 


Dates:  Oct 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Time:  6-7pm

Location:  Our Newton office at 1400 Centre Street, Suite 207

Cost:  $120 for the 4 weeks

To learn more about this group, contact Sue Miller at 617-332-2282x5 or


Additional services offered:

-Individual nutrition counseling

-Individual meal support

-Professional supervision

-Wellness programming for schools and companies

-Onsite seminars and nutrition counseling

-Institutional menu review and approval

-Kitchen assessment and recommendations

-Grocery shopping guidance and support

-In-home cooking tutorial (individual or group)


Contact Amy Gardner to learn more at 617-332-2282 or

NEW Gastric Bypass Support Group - Fall 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Have you recently undergone gastric bypass?  Are you 3 months or more post-surgery?  Worried about staying on track?  Let us help.  This is a tough journey and you don't have to go it alone.  Sue Miller, RD, LDN, CSSD has 18 years of experience working with gastric bypass patients and looks forward to helping you work towards you personal goals. 



Join Sue for a 4-week nutrition series.  The group will meet on 4 Tuesdays from 6-7pm starting October 6th.  Topics addressed will include portions, meal planning, energy goals, managing physical activity, hydration and whatever feels pertinent to the group as a whole.  Cost is $120 for the 4 weeks.  Space is limited so make sure to sign up to reserve your spot. 

Contact Sue for more information at 617-332-2282 x5 or or pay here to secure your spot.


Welcome to Anne and Jaimie!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

We are so excited to welcome Anne Godina and Jaimie Winkler to our practice! 

Anne Godina comes to us from Chicago where she worked at Timberline Knolls in their residential eating disorders and substance abuse program.  She also works with the New York Clinical Recovery Specialists in supporting individuals with individual meal support, exposure to challenge foods and helping to decrease anxiety around food and food-related activities. 

Jaimie Winkler is well-known in the eating disorder community here in Boston having worked for many years in the Klarman Eating Disorder Center.  We are so fortunate to have her extensive eating disorder knowledge and program development experience in our practice. 

You can read more about these two clinicians in their bios here:

Anne's Bio 


Jaimie's Bio


Welcome ladies!  We are looking forward to great things to come as our team expands.  Please feel free to reach out to either Anne or Jaimie to ask them about their practice or contact us to set up an appointment today at 617-332-2282 or


10 Reasons to Eat Local

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Eating locally.  We hear about it all the time but why is it important?  Eating locally means choosing foods that are raised, crafted or grown nearby.  Where do you find these foods?  At your local farmers market, farm stands, Community Shared Agriculture programs (CSAs) or even in your grocery store.  Some local restaurants even source local ingredients for their dishes.  A hint for finding locally grown foods at your supermarket is to read the sign or label on the food.  Of course, you could also just ask! 

Here are 10 great reasons to eat local

1.  Help your local economy.  It makes sense, right?  Buying from local farmers puts money right in their pocket.  Money in their pocket helps feed other local businesses. 

2.  Fresher produce.  Local produce comes right from the farm to you with very little to no travel time.  Less handling and travel time mean less chance of bruising or acquiring parasites.  There is also less likelihood that the nutrient content has decreased over this time.

3.  Taste.  Local food simply tastes better.  This directly relates to the prior reason - it's fresher.  Have you ever eaten a strawberry or blueberry right off the vine?  Enough said!

4.  Longer time to ripen.  Local farmers can wait longer to pick their produce because it's not going far.  It doesn't have to be rugged enough to endure the handling and travel time and has a longer time to absorb powerful nutrients. 

5.  Less environmental impact.  There's less gas, energy and resources spent in transporting food.

6.  Promotes food safety.  Local food is less likely to become contaminated by food-born pathogens or bacteria due to less time in storage, transport and less overall handling.

7.  Helps enhance mindful eating.  One of the first steps to mindful eating is selecting your food and asking yourself, "where did this come from?".  When you talk to the farmer who grew the food, you not only know the answer to this but have and wonderful story behind it; this can really enhance the overall eating experience.

8.  Helps preserve green space and farmland.  Supporting local, small farmers preserves our natural green space and farmland.  This is great for air and water quality and also makes for a bucolic living area.  Plus, farms offer a great opportunity to teach children about food and where it comes from which increases the likelihood of them eating it!

9.  Promotes variety.  Farmers who run Commmunity Supported Agriculture programs (CSAs), sell at local farmers markets and to local restaurants, have greater demand and this allows them to raise a wider variety of crops and livestock.

10.  Helps create a sense of community.  Knowing where your food comes from connects you to those who grow it.  Instead of having a single, more detached relationship with your grocery store, you have numerous intimate connections with your local farmers, growers and artisans.

Looking for a farmers market?  Check out this site for a list of farmers markets throughout Massachusetts.  Are you a commuter?  If you travel on I-90, make sure to check out the MassDOT farmers markets located at 18 state service plazas. 

Gastric Bypass Support Group

Monday, June 08, 2015

Have you recently undergone gastric bypass?  Worried about staying on track this summer?  Let us help.  This is a tough journey and you don't have to go it alone.  Sue Miller, RD, LDN, CSSD has 18 years of experience working with gastric bypass patients and looks forward to helping you work towards you personal goals. 



Join Sue for a 4-week nutrition series.  The group will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm starting Wednesday, June 24th.  Topics addressed will include portions, meal planning, energy goals, managing summer activities, hydration and whatever feels pertinent to the group as a whole.  Cost is $120 for the 4 weeks.  Space is limited.

Contact Sue for more information at 617-332-2282 x5 or or pay here to secure your spot.


LAST DAY to sign up for Yoga of Eating!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Join us for another great 'Yoga of Eating' Series starting in March.  The 4-week session will take place Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 March 5th-March 26th.  This has been a hugely successful workshop and we hope you can make it!  Contact Liz and make a deposit below to reserve your spot today!

Still a couple spots left!

Reserve your spot today!

Payment Options

Let's "Nail" Eating Disorders

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Join us Monday, February 23rd 6:30-8:30pm for a night of nails, food and fun all while helping  "nail" eating disorders.  This fundraiser will kick off National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and support the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA) in their work providing services and treatment for eating disorders.  

Jamberry Nails offer the latest trend in manicures and pedicures and are also a lot of fun!  They are solid nail wraps applied with heat and pressure.  They come in over 300 styles or you can design your own.  Have a favorite piece of artwork or photo?  How fun would it be to where it on your nails?  Learn more about Jamberry Nails here  Can't make it but want to participate?  Check out the online party for this fundraiser at

$30 for 1 sheet of nail wraps of your choice, food and beverage, a goodie bag including a sample of Nourish lotion and entry into a door prize raffle ($50 value).  40% of your purchase goes to MEDA.  We hope you can make it!  Please contact Amy Gardner to RSVP or 617-332-2282x1.


Boston Web Designer